Reid explains why he signed new West Ham contract

Winston Reid and Libor Kozak

Winston Reid has signed a new long term contract with West Ham.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid has explained his reasons on the club’s website for signing a new contract with the club.

Reid has committed himself to a long term deal, which runs until 2012 which ends speculation over his future.

“I feel comfortable here. I was speaking with the Joint-Chairman David Sullivan and everybody and felt like I was valued here,” said Reid.

“My family are happy living here too. We’ve been part of the Club living in London, so we weighed all the factors up and I’m delighted to be staying here.”

Reid’s contract means he joins Mark Noble in committing himself to the club and it’s a boost for manager Sam Allardyce.

He now has two important players in key positions tied down, giving him a strong spine around which he can build the side if he himself gets a new deal beyond this season.

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal had been mentioned by the Daily Mail as possible destinations for the player, but he’s committed and should now be focused on performing well over the rest of the season.

He’s going to be under a little bit of pressure because of the improved terms which he’s likely to enjoy in his new deal.

It’s a big contract and with that comes expectation and West Ham fans will want to see him playing well and justifying the faith which has been shown to him.

He now has a great chance to become the club’s most important defender for the next few years.

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