West Ham have been left unhappy by New Zealand’s decision to call-up Winston Reid for the upcoming international break, according to Claret & Hugh.
The £70,000-a-week ace [Spotrac] made his comeback from long term injury last week when he made an outing for the U23s against Wolfsburg, lasting 64 minutes before being taken off.
And after it was confirmed that Reid would be receiving the nod from his nation, it is understood that Hammers are less than impressed.
A piece from Claret & Hugh reads: “West Ham are not entirely happy with the call up believing that he needs more time to recover but have refused to stand in the player’s way.”
If we’re being honest, this feels like a massively unnecessary risk to be taking with a player who has only just managed to get himself back to fitness. Reid hasn’t even starred for the first team yet, but his country have seen fit to give him the nod. West Ham must be fuming, and rightly so. You can understand why New Zealand want him back. After all, this is a player who was averaging a Whoscored rating of 7.08 in his last full season in the Premier League prior to his injury, and he is definitely one of the country’s biggest footballing exports of recent times. But rushing him back has the potential to be a catastrophe. There is a reason why the Hammers have been so cautious with his comeback, and if things go wrong, then all of the hard work could be undone.