Arsenal fans are not looking too impressed here in the Football Transfer Tavern after hearing that The Telegraph seem to think their North London rivals Tottenham will beat them to the signing of Winston Reid.
The West Ham United defender is out of contract in the summer and looks set to leave the Hammers for £3 million plus a £1 million signing-on fee.
With the East London club willing to cash in on him this winter to avoid losing him on a free, Arsenal had been sniffing around.
However it seems to be an all too familiar story for the Gunners as whilst they stall on agreeing to the player’s terms, Tottenham Hotspur have decided to offer Reid what he wants in order to try and lure him to White Hart Lane.
As one of our punters notes, both sides are in dire need of a defender in the mould of Reid and we think he could well prove the difference in finishing in the top four or not this season.
Spurs fans. Do you think you can beat Arsenal to the signing of Reid? Is he good enough to break the partnership of Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen? Let us know your thoughts below.
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