Winston Reid has insisted that he’s not thinking about a rumoured January move away from West Ham, and that he’s focused on giving his all to keep the Irons in the top four hunt.
The New Zealand international has been one of the Hammers’ top performers during their surprise start to the campaign, but with his contract set to expire at the end of the season the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are rumoured to be looking at him.
Reid himself is said to be stalling on committing to a new deal in east London as he waits to see what happens next month, with many reports claiming that West Ham may be forced to accept a cut-price offer of around £8m to avoid losing their man for free in six months’ time.
But even with the “drama” surrounding his future and a new contract, the centre-back says that he’s fully focused on helping his side and that he pays little attention to speculation:
“It doesn’t really affect me. It is just one of those things that has been going on in the background.” He told the Newham Recorder.
“I know where I am and just get on with it. I have always given 100 per cent for this club for as long as I have been here and I will continue to do that.
“It is not something that bothers me, it is just part of being a footballer and it is no big drama.”