West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini is set to give central defender Winston Reid some time to prove himself, according to Claret and Hugh.
The outlet claim that the 30-year old was being considered as a potential departure, but after a season-long injury which has kept him on the sidelines for over a year he will be given time to prove himself.
Claret and Hugh understand that the 6ft 3in enforcer (Source: Transfermrkt) will have a chance to show that he has lost none of the ability that made him a ‘must’ in the Irons team, prior to his injury.
The defender is now medically fit, and will be available for the Hammers’ upcoming pre-season campaign.
Reid has been a solid servant for West Ham since his arrival at the club back in 2010, and has made 167 Premier League appearances for the Hammers throughout his spell. The central defender is slowly making his way back to full-fitness after a lengthy knee injury which kept him on the sidelines for the duration of last season, and it will be interesting to see whether he will be able to make any kind of impact on Pellegrini’s current side. If Reid was to get back to full-fitness, and regain some of the form in which he showed in previous seasons with the club, then there is obviously a huge possibility that the defender would be able to make his way back into the first-team, and become a real competitor at the London Stadium. The 30-year old has missed 53 games through his latest injury however, which will be worrying sign for Hammers’ fans even once he’s back fit, as it could cause other related problems considering the age of Reid.