Supporters of West Ham United were left gutted following a report which suggested that Winston Reid could potentially leave the Hammers this window.
According to Mail Sport, the New Zealand centre-back is a target for MLS clubs Sporting Kansas City and Nashville SC, who @ExWHUemployee has claimed Reid looks set to join one of, which had some fans gutted.
As mentioned on the podcast before it looks likely that Winston Reid will agree a move to the USA ?
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 27, 2020
I’ll be sorry to see him go, there were games where he was a warrior for us
— Herts (@Herts53087449) January 27, 2020
Good luck to him! Class on his day and a shame his struggled with injuries of late but deserves to get some game time. Hopefully he’ll get some minutes to say goodbye to the fans ??
— Steven Vaughan (@stat440) January 27, 2020
With others sentiment for Winston. Wish a great class servant for us all the best. He will be forever West Ham family.
— Stephen Watkins (@SeahagW999) January 27, 2020
— Joel (@Whu_Joel) January 27, 2020
One fan suggests that Winston Reid is a big earner, which is correct if Spotrac are to be believed, as the defender is apparently the club’s joint-fifth highest earner on £70,000 per week.
Another big earner off the books
— HornchurchHammer (@HornchurchHamm1) January 27, 2020
Gutted, easily our most solid CB… would be ideal next to Diop. Will be massively missed
— dbon (@davidjboniface) January 27, 2020
Is it the right decision for West Ham to let Winston Reid leave the London Stadium?
Yes, it's a shame but he's past it
No, he still offers us something
Over the duration of his time with the Hammers, the 31-year-old has featured in 223 games, during which he has ten goals and ten assists (as per Transfermarkt).
This season, however, Reid has not made a single appearance for the London club (per Transfermarkt), though, fans were still gutted that the veteran defender looked set to depart the London Stadium.
Winston Reid was a superb player for West Ham over the years. Sad to see how injuries have curtailed his career after being such a consistent and underrated defender for the club. MLS would be a good move for him given the slower paced nature of the games. Sad to see his decline.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) January 27, 2020
Gutted for him injured all this time and not got back on pitch for us Him and Diop would be my ideal 2 centre backs youth and experience!
— Rob ? (@robson261009) January 27, 2020
Good luck to him. Whilst the contract he was given was madness it’s not his fault. Been a true servant to the club & our best defender of the last 10 years.
— William Field (@wilfield71) January 27, 2020
?????? He’s got to have a testimonial, class for us
— James Gunn (@jamesgunn_) January 27, 2020
What do we think?
As many supporters have alluded to, it is a shame that injuries have plagued the latter stages of Reid’s time with the Hammers, however, having not made an appearance in the Premier League since the 2017/18 season leaves a lot to be desired (as per Transfermarkt).
Hopefully, the centre-back can re-find his best form in MLS and it will work out as a good move for all parties.