Frank McAvennie reacts as West Ham rip up Winston Reid contract
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Frank McAvennie believes Winston Reid could continue his career in the USA after his West Ham contract was torn up on Tuesday.
Reid, 33, joined from Danish side FC Midtjylland in 2010 and went on to make 222 appearances for the Irons, but fitness and form issues have seen him fail to appear for the club since the 2017/18 campaign.
The New Zealand international has now been freed from his contract at the London Stadium, with Claret and Hugh reporting that he has received a “massive payoff” to leave the club.
Ex-Irons attacker McAvennie believes it was the right move to take, and suggests Reid has foregone more money by accepting an offer to leave.
“He could’ve sat there and taken the money but it’s a case of the boy wants to play,” McAvennie told West Ham Zone.
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“He’s still got a few years left in him and he’ll go somewhere and play. Maybe he’ll go to America or something, he’d be different class over there, he’d cruise it and earn decent money for him and his family.
“I’m sure there will not be a shortage of offers.”