Reid thanks fans for their support after leaving West Ham ‘by mutual consent’

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All Whites captain Winston Reid is a free agent after agreeing to exit London club West Ham United by mutual consent.

Reid (33) had two years remaining on the six-year contract he signed with the Hammers in 2017 but a long recovery from injury had shuffled him down the selection pecking order for manager David Moyes.

As a result, the club and Reid have negotiated an amicable settlement to end the contract that would have delivered an estimated £70,000-a-week for the next two years.

Last season, the English Premier League club loaned Reid to English Championship side Brentford (now promoted to the EPL) and the year before, he played on loan for Sporting Kansas City.

Announcing his departure, the former Hammer of the Year said: “I have a lot of respect for the club, and we’ve found an agreement that’s good for everyone involved

“I came here in 2010 and have just enjoyed so much of playing for the club. It’s been a special time.

“I’ve always felt that the fans have supported me, and I’ve always tried to give my best for them. At the end of the day, when you’re a footballer, that’s what you enjoy the most, going out there and playing in front of a lot of fans.

“Over the years, that’s also what I’ve enjoyed the most: playing for your fans, for your teammates, for your coaches and for your family.

“I just want to say ‘thank you’ and I wish you all the best for the future.”

Reid made 222 appearances for the club in all competitions and scored 10 goals.

Video highlight

One of Reid’s best moments at West Hami was scoring the winning goal in a 3-2 win against Manchester United in 2016.