West Ham boss, Sam Allardyce has said he wants in excess of £20m if he was to even consider selling key defender, Winston Reid.
The New Zealand international has been a Hammer star in recent years. Reid’s game has developed and is now deemed as one of the most promising defenders in the Premier League. The likes of Arsenal have been linked with Reid for sometime now, but Allardyce says he won’t budge.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Allardyce said, “He isn’t going anywhere,” Allardyce insisted. “He is not going anywhere unless someone bids £20m or something like that. There is obviously not a lot I can do about that.
“If somebody flirts around with a measly offer because he is in the last year of his contract, we would make more money by keeping him and finishing where we are in the league than selling him and putting our good season in jeopardy. Because replacing him in January – replacing anybody in January – is a very difficult job indeed.”
Allardyce will be hoping he can fend off suitors at least until the summer, where he will have more time and less pressure to replace, Reid, should he move in January.
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