Well Done Winnie!

West Ham and long serving centre back Winston Reid have reached an agreement to terminate the players contract with the club, with over two years remaining of what was a SIX year deal something had to be done. Reid had been handed such a lengthy deal in order to fend of genuine interest from a host of clubs, including neighbours Arsenal.

Unfortunately not long after signing the £80,000 per week deal Reid, through no fault of his own, picked up what proved to be a virtually career ending knee injury, having been knocked unconscious and landing in an 'unnatural' position during a league game against Swansea.

Prior to the injury Reid was one of the 1st names in the manager's starting line up, despite enormous effort by the player and by plethora of physicians, it was realised that Reid would never again be the tour de force he once was. It is a terrible shame that the man enshrined in Hammers folklore for scoring THAT goal against Manchester United in the final game at the Boleyn, has been unable to play at a top level again.

As captain of the all whites of New Zealand Reid did his best to support his country but was unable to influence their fortunes after the injury, but he tried! Much like Willian recently did, Reid has decided to do 'the decent thing' by accepting his leaving terms without contestation, in fact it was the player himself who instigated the process having become uncomfortable with the situation.

All Hammers fans, we are sure, will wish Reid well for the future and hopefully the club will find a way for Reid to say goodbye to fans other than a post on the official site or facebook, he deserves much better than that! - Ed

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boogerscaravan's picture

Yes Nev, sad it had to come to this. But Winnie has done the gentlemanly thing here. I wish him well and thank him greatly for all he did...

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Deluded Hammer's picture

With some extraordinarily top CB's at West Ham since I started supporting them back in '64. Winnie is up there with all the greats at West Ham. I wish him well for his future.

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wish him all the best for the future and thankyou for being a great player and always giving 100%

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and that’s what I see in his future, he was a leader on the field and would I still his determination and strengths into his countries team.

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