West Ham defender Winston Reid has agreed a move to MLS club Nashville SC, Football Insider understands.

The New Zealand international, 31, has not played for the Hammers first team since March 2018 due to back and knee problems and the club have decided to let him go.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Reid has headed to the US to undergo a medical at Nashville and complete what is expected to be a loan deal.

This comes after Football Insider revealed at the start of this week that David Moyes had given the green light for Reid to leave.

The Hammers manager subsequently explained that the New Zealand international was bound for the US although he was not sure where.

Reid has held talks with Nashville, DC United and Sporting Kansas, but has decided to head to the former.

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West Ham did not need to complete the deal by last night’s UK transfer deadline as the MLS window does not formally open until 12 February.

The 6ft 3in centre-back is a high earner and has a £70,000-a-week contract that runs until 2023.

Reid has been working his way back to full fitness in recent months but has not been able to break into the first team, where the first choice centre-backs have been Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna, with Fabian Balbuena also playing regularly.

Moyes has also used Aaron Cresswell in a three-man defence, a system that was deployed once again in Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool.

In other West Ham news, Kevin Phillips has been blown away by the Hammers’ late transfer plans.