Premier league club West Ham have managed to extend the contract of the New Zealand defender, Winston Reid. The 24-year-old has been at the club since 2010 after the London outfit managed to secure his services due to his impressive performances at the FIFA World Cup 2010.
However, he suffered relegation in his first season at the club, but they have since been back in the Premier league. West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has ensured that Premier league football will be available for the club next year after securing safety this time around.
Now, there is more good news for the fans after they have managed to extend the contract of Reid by two more years. Reid was one of the impressive players for West Ham in the championship, while he has managed to keep his consistency levels high despite playing in the Premier league as well. Impressed by his appearances so far this campaign, West Ham have decided to offer him a new deal. West Ham recently managed to cross the 40 point psychological barrier, which is usually considered as the level for safety in the Premier league. The defender has made 34 appearances this season, while scoring one goal in the process.
“I’ve really enjoyed being here. It’s a good club and we’ve done really well over the last couple of years. Now, I’m looking forward to the next two years. I think I have played some good football over the last two years but that goes for the whole team as well. Hopefully we can continue that. Of course we now plan to build on the last two seasons,” said Reid on the official website of West Ham. The future of manager Allardyce, though, remains in doubt as he has refused to sign a new deal so far.