Among the many defenders linked with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window is Winston Reid.
In recent media reports, it has been claimed that Reid has become involved in a London property owning venture, leading to speculation that he has decided to remain at West Ham in the long term.
However, according to ClaretandHugh, becoming the co-owner of the Lincoln Plaza development on Canary Wharf does not mean that the 26-year-old wants to sign a new deal.
“Winston sees property owning as sensible investment and unfortunately nobody should read nothing into this at all,” a club source told ClaretandHugh.
“I can’t see it meaning that he has necessarily made up his mind to stay. He can own property as a commercial venture and play his football anywhere.
“It would be foolish for anyone to get their hopes up on the basis of this particular story. In itself it means nothing.”
The source’s argument makes perfect sense. Moreover, if one starts speculating, then one could argue that Reid becoming properly owner could also mean that he wants to leave for Arsenal.
Until and unless Reid signs a new contract with West Ham or publicly states his intention, no one should read too much into any of such reports.