Hammers chief confirms popular defender could be on the way out.
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce believes that star defender Winston Reid already has a verbal agreement in place with an unnamed Premier League side and will leave Upton Park in the summer, the Daily Mirror reports.
However, the manager has admitted that he will continue to pick the New Zealand international over the course of the campaign as they continue to chase a spot in Europe.
Big Sam claimed the Irons had made the Arsenal target “a million offers” over the last 12 months to agree a new contract.
“His future is that his contract ends on 30 June – he hasn’t said that he is or isn’t going to sign at the moment. By the feel of it you’d err on the side that he won’t so I think it’s unlikely,” Allardyce said.
“I just feel it’s gone on so long and with what other managers are telling me it doesn’t bode well.
“I think he thinks he can do better. He thinks he can find a bigger club than we are. He thinks he can financially benefit more than what we’ve offered. That’s what’s in his mind whether that’s the opportunity or not.
“If he’s not going to sign a contract I would think that realistically I find it highly unlikely if it’s not already verbally done. Are other managers getting calls from his agent? You said that, not me.”