Speaking to Football Insider, ex-Premier League striker turned pundit Kevin Phillips has touted a summer exit for West Ham defender Winston Reid – going on to claim he ‘won’t be with’ the club next season whether GSB decide to sell him or terminate his contract.
Reid, currently out on loan at Brentford, has impressed for the Bees since his spell began – with manager Thomas Frank recently lauding the New Zealand international as a ‘giant’ after his performance against Sheffield Wednesday (Evening Standard).
However, despite his outings in the Championship, Phillips believes the writing is on the wall for Reid and has touted a summer exit regardless of the method.
Phillips touts West Ham exit
Whether he is sold by GSB for a profit or his contract is terminated, the pundit has claimed there is no way back for the 32-year-old.
“I don’t think there’s a way back for him at West Ham,” he told Football Insider.
“David Moyes has probably assessed the situation and said he’s going to look elsewhere, let’s put it that way.
“I think come the end of the season, whether they terminate his contact mutually or someone comes in for him, he won’t be with West Ham next season.
“If Brentford buy him if they get promoted, that would probably be the sensible option for him, he’d probably be happy to do that because he knows his time at West Ham’s up.”
Transfer Tavern take
Given the crop of defenders at David Moyes’ disposal, with in form options like Craig Dawson impressing, you could argue there isn’t any room for Reid in the side anymore.
Parting company could be the best choice for both parties, but it remains to be seen how the club will approach his potential exit.
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