West Ham United fan favourite Winston Reid looks set for a surprise deadline day move to Championship side Brentford.
That’s according to an exclusive report on the West Ham outcast from Football League World this morning.
The report claims the once excellent West Ham defender, who has spent the last year on loan in MLS with Sporting Kansas City, will join Brentford’s promotion bid on loan for the rest of the season.
West Ham fan favourite Reid set for surprise move to Championship Brentford?
Reid is behind Angelo Ogbonna, Craig Dawson, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop and probably even Aaron Cresswell and new signing Frederik Ibsen Alves in the West Ham pecking order.
But now he is set to breathe new life into his career with a move to Brentford, who West Ham have just signed Said Benrahma from on a permanent deal worth over £25million.
“Thomas Frank’s Brentford have been keen to add a new centre-back, especially following the injury to Pontus Jansson and they are set to bolster their ranks with the addition of the experienced Reid,” Football League World claims.
‘Reid could feature for Bees on Wednesday’
“If signed today, Reid could be in line to feature in Brentford’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Bristol City on Wednesday.”
West Ham fans will undoubtedly wish Reid well.
Some had hoped he may be able to somehow revive his Hammers career.
But that romantic notion was pie in the sky stuff and instead Reid looks set for a future away from West Ham with Brentford likely paying a chunk of his wages.
Whether Reid’s departure frees up any space on West Ham’s wage bill for a deadline day arrival remains to be seen.
Will Reid departure free up wages for new arrival? It looks unlikely
Moyes has made it clear he does not expect to do any business before the window slams shut at 11pm (Evening Standard).
West Ham have needed a new striker since the summer.
And that was BEFORE they sold Sebastien Haller to Ajax for £20million.
But it looks as though Moyes will have to make do with having Michail Antonio as his only senior forward instead.