David Gold has his say on Winston Reid situation

Following reports linking West Ham United's Winston Reid with the exit, David Gold has tweeted on the matter.

Reports this weekend suggested West Ham United had given Winston Reid until the middle of January to sign a new deal at Upton Park.

The centre-back is out of contract in the summer, and the Times claimed both Arsenal and Manchester United were keeping an eye on the situation with a deal for as little as £5million being suggested.

Both clubs would love a player like Reid, who has proved at West Ham to be an excellent Premier League defender who still has age on his side.

The 26-year-old would add real quality to either the Gunners' or United's defence, which have both come in for criticism this season.  But following the reports, West Ham's joint-chairman had his say after being questioned about the situation on Twitter.

When asked why West Ham were "getting rid" of Reid, Gold replied, "We are not 'getting rid' of WR.  We want him to stay and sign a new contract."

It remains to be seen if that will happen, but the way the Hammers are playing this season the New Zealand international could see his future best served exactly where he is.

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