West Ham’s Winston Reid is going nowhere according to Sam Allardyce, despite heavy interest from Arsenal…
Arsenal and Liverpool look like they might miss out on signing West Ham’s Winston Reid in January, with Sam Allardyce slapping a massive £20m price tag on the defender, according to the Mirror.
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The Hammers boss insists that Reid is going nowhere in January, despite the New Zealand international currently in the last year of his contract. Allardyce claims that he would rather have a successful season this year and let the centre-back go for free next summer, rather than selling him for a pittance in January and running the risk of derailing their campaign.
“He isn’t going anywhere,” he said.
“Unless someone bids £20million or something like that.”
“If somebody flirts around with a measly offer because he is in the last year of his contract, we would make more money by keeping him and finishing where we are in the league than selling him and putting our good season in jeopardy.”
The tough tackling defender is currently involved in contract talks with the club, but it seems extremely likely that if he doesn’t make a move in January that he will be on his way out in the summer.
West Ham are currently flying high in the Premier League and find themselves in the top four, if they can maintain this form then Reid may be far more likely to pen a new deal to keep him at the club.