West Ham manager Sam Allardyce adamant on keeping want-away Winston Reid

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has reiterated his desire to ensure Winston Reid doesn’t leave the club at the end of his contract, reports Sky Sports.

Reid, 26, has been outstanding in the West Ham defence this season, with the Londoners enjoying a strong top-half place in the table.

Signed in 2010, the New Zealand international is in the last six months of his contract with the Hammers, and has rejected contract talks with the club, following speculation linking him with Liverpool and Arsenal. But his manager isn’t letting him go without a fight.

“There’s no choice for me, he stays – that’s it. If somebody makes a big offer then obviously the chairman decides, but for me he’s staying. I think that the way the club has improved, I think he will stay. And I think that what we have done this season, and hopefully (we will) finish off the season strongly, might persuade him to sign for us,” said Allardyce.

“We are on the up at the moment and we have got a very big future ahead of us, moving into the new stadium. So the club could be bigger than it’s ever been in the next four to five years.”

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