It’s been quiet on the signings front for West Ham United recently until today. Winston Reid has signed a new deal with the club to keep him here until 2023.
The New Zealand defender joined the Irons in 2010 from FC Midtjylland in Denmark. Since joining the Hammers he has made more than 200 appearances for the club and has been a fixture in the central defense for a number of years.
After putting pen to paper Reid told the official club site “I’m pleased we’ve got it sorted so I’m obviously looking forward to the seasons ahead. It’s going to be a big amount of time I’ve spent at the Club and I’m looking forward to it.”
The new deal will could likely see Reid end his career as a Hammer. At 29 his new deal would keep him at the club until the age of 35. Reid’s career has already spanned seven seasons and he’s been a fixture on the team-sheet since the 2011-12 season in the Championship. He was instrumental in keeping the defense in shape and helping West Ham be promoted in their first try.
He’s scored nine goals for the club and his most memorable came at the Boleyn Ground against Manchester United in stunning fashion.
Sending off the Boleyn Ground with a victory is sure to be one of the highlights of Winston’s already long and excellent history with the club.
He told the club site that he’s ready to keep his career going and is optimistic about the upcoming season.
“I’ve been here a long time now!” Reid said. “I think with the business we’ve done over this summer and the players we had here before, I think we can go on to have a good season and seasons ahead. It’s all about trying to get better.”
Here’s to many more great years from our Kiwi defender!