Winston Reid's comments show he has no intention of leaving Hammers soon

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West Ham United defender Winston Reid has backed up his recent contract extension with his quotes in the media today.

Winston Reid has given the clearest indication yet that he intends to honour his new contract at West Ham United with his comments on club's official site.

Reid has signed a new long-term deal at West Ham only recently, but contracts are not often worth too much in modern day football.

There have been numerous examples of players signing contracts only to move on when interest picks up, but Reid seems to be planning for the future at West Ham.

The New Zealand international was shown around the Olympic Stadium, where the Hammers are due to move into in 2016, and he says he can envisage himself playing there. 

“I can envisage myself playing here in 18 months’ time," he said. "We’ll be eager to get on with it and playing in front of 54,000 West Ham fans will be amazing.

“Even now it’s really good, but this will take the club to a new level and take the team to a new level as well hopefully.

“Getting a better and bigger stadium will improve us. It’s definitely exciting times ahead.”

The comments should come as good news to Hammers supporters, as Reid has recently admitted that he may have departed by the time they make it into the top-six, which seemed to put his future in doubt again.

Reid has been one of the standout players in the Premier League this season and the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal were said to be interested in signing him by the Daily Mail before his contract was sorted at the Boleyn Ground. 

This interest could have turned many players' heads, but Reid seems well grounded and is excited for the future at West Ham.

The London club have already expressed their desire to break into the Champions League, with their improved infrastructure, and Reid certainly seems to be enthused about the upcoming move. 

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