Top Premier League defender to snub Arsenal for Liverpool

West Ham’s Winston Reid is reported in the Metro to have opted to join Liverpool, despite keen interest from Arsenal.

The New-Zealand captain is into the final 12 months of his current deal, and appears unlikely to extend his deal with the club.

The 26 year-old has been linked with moves to both Arsenal and Liverpool, and the defender is now thought to have snubbed the Gunners in order to seal a deal to Anfield.

Liverpool will have to agree a fee with the East-London side, with the Metro claiming a fee of £15 Million will be demanded by the Hammers. I believe however that a fee of under £10 Million would suffice given that the solid centre-back could leave them for free in the summer.

European clubs will be allowed to offer the Hammers defender a contract in January ahead of a proposed move in July, but English clubs would have to wait until the player enters the final month of his current deal.

Updated: October 10, 2014 — 4:25 pm
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