'He's been fabulous' - Exclusive: Danny Mills reacts to confirmed West Ham transfer reveal
Danny Mills has claimed that West Ham have done the right thing by agreeing to let Winston Reid go out on loan to an MLS club.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England international suggested the loan will give the New Zealand international the opportunity to regain fitness and come back stronger for the Hammers in the future.
Manager David Moyes revealed on Tuesday that the 31-year-old will be heading to the USA for a spell after spending the best part of two years sidelined through injury.
And Mills is of the opinion that it is a good move for both the club and the player.
“He’s been a fabulous servant and he’s been great player, but obviously plagued by injuries in the last few seasons, and he’s maybe not up to speed now for the Premier League,” he told Football Insider.
“West Ham have probably said: ‘you’ve done great to get back to fitness, we understand that you need to play, the opportunity’s there, go and get yourself some fitness’.
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“It is a lower level, I don’t think anybody can disagree with that.
“I think it’s a club doing the right thing as much as anything else.”
Reid has not featured in the Premier League since sustaining a knee injury in a clash with Swansea City at the beginning of March 2018, a spell that has lasted 53 matches.
He has, however, made a return to action for the Hammers’ U23s in recent times, and played 72 minutes in a competitive Premier League 2 meeting between the Irons’ U23s and Aston Villa’s equivalent side back in November.
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