By Wayne Veysey

28th Jan, 2020 | 7:00am

Sources: West Ham colossus opens talks to join new club, Moyes willing to let go

West Ham defender Winston Reid is closing in on a move to the MLS amid interest from DC United, Sporting Kansas City and 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 hierarchy are willing to let him go.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that Reid has held talks with Washington-based DC United, SKC and Nashville and is increasingly likely to join one of them in the coming weeks.

The Premier League club do not need to rush through a deal this week as the MLS window does not open until 12 February.

Manager David Moyes has given the green light for Reid to move even though has put himself in contention for a first-team recall after overcoming various injuries.

The 6ft 3in centre-back is a high earner and has a contract that runs until 2023 after being handed a six-year deal in 2017.

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West Ham’s first choice centre-backs this season have been Issa Diop and Angelo Ogbonna, with Fabian Balbuena also playing regularly.

Moyes has also used Aaron Cresswell in a three-man defence, although he binned that system in the FA Cup defeat to West Brom last weekend and reverted to a flat back four.

Reid is one of West Ham’s longest-serving players.

He joined from Danish club FC Midtjylland in the summer of 2010 for around £4million and has made 223 appearances for the club.

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