As reported by The Daily Mail, Everton are considering making a £9m offer for West Ham United defender Winston Reid this summer.
The Toffees haven’t exactly been shy about splashing the cash during this transfer window with the likes of Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford arriving at Goodison Park for big money. Now they’re lining up another defensive acquisition and it’s Reid in their sights.
The New Zealand international has been a regular at the Hammers for six-and-a-half seasons now, since making the switch from Danish side Midtjylland in 2010. He’s become a mostly reliable, consistent steady hand at centre-back and popular with fans for his committed performances.
Certainly his amount of appearances in the English top-flight would suggest he is worth more than the reported £9m going by 2017 prices in the Premier League, especially since his contract does run out for a number of years.
That’s certainly a few shared by West Ham fans, who took to Twitter to laugh off any potential switch…
— Lloyd Carter (@GamZeoLloyd) July 30, 2017
Who came up with Reid for 9 million? Who's on drugs? #WHUFC
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) July 30, 2017
Lol Winston Reid ain't leaving 😂 Everton are jokers.
— Matt Ware (@Matthew_Ware_II) July 30, 2017
If that's true about Everton offering £9m for Reid then surely Liverpool will get VVD for £4.5m
— George Groves (@whatgeorgesaid_) July 30, 2017
Everton fans actually think that they're getting Reid lmao
— Joshua (@joshuahardy_) July 30, 2017
How's Everton bidding 9 million for Reid 😂😂😂
— Ben⚒ (@BenMcKeever_WHU) July 30, 2017
Everton think they can get Reid for £9mil looooooooool😂😂😂😂😂
— Luke. (@ItReallyIsLuke) July 30, 2017
Someone tell me why Reid would want to downgrade and go Everton?
— West Ham Info (@WestHam_Info) July 30, 2017