West Ham snap-up Reid

West Ham United have announced the signing of New Zealand international defender Winston Reid.

Reid, 22, has been signed from Danish Superliga club FC Midtjylland for an undisclosed fee. He played in this years World Cup and scored a memorable stoppage-time goal for his country to secure a draw with Slovakia.

Reid told the clubs official site:

“I am looking forward to getting started. My dream has been to come and play in the Premier League and I am happy that I am a West Ham player. It has been a mad couple of weeks and the last couple of days have been pretty hectic, so I am just happy to be here now. I am pretty decent fitness-wise. I had a game last Sunday so I am in pretty good nick.

“The World Cup was a life-changing experience and something I will remember forever. I want to bring the positives from that here on the pitch at West Ham. This club has great history and the league is one of the best in the world. I am looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

Expect to see Reid featured in The Hammers’ squad for their trip to Villa Park to face Aston Villa, in their first game of the forthcoming Premier League campaign.

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