Solid and dependable, the New Zealand international is also a leader both on and off the pitch and has produced some outstanding performers under a number of different managers at Upton Park and the London Stadium.
But, with Reid likely to miss the entire season after undergoing knee surgery, it is tempting to wonder what the future holds for him under Manuel Pellegrini.
An intelligent, ball-plying centre-back who scored seven goals in all competitions last season, Llorente has been a revelation at Anoeta since joining from Real Madrid in 2017 and has a release clause in his contract of just £22 million (Mundo Deportivo).
With Fabian Balbuena, Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop already plying their trade under Pellegrini, Reid would surely fall further down the pecking order if Llorente arrives.
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