Winston Reid

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by invisibleman18, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. invisibleman18

    invisibleman18 New Member Elite

    I've already broken my own personal rule and entered into and posted in the Transfer section this summer after managing to prevent myself coming in here for about 3 years. So I may aswell start a thread too! :lol:

    <a class="postlink" href="" onclick=";return false;"> ... nston-Reid</a>" onclick=";return false;

    Not much of a link, but one of the news sites here in NZ says there are rumours our scouts in South Africa are interested in Winston Reid, one of NZ's best players at the World Cup. Certainly a Wenger type of signing - young, fairly unknown and obscure player from a weaker league, and pretty cheap. But he's also not usually been one to rush into buying players based on a good couple of games at the World Cup.

    Came through the same academy as Kjaer after moving from NZ to Denmark as a 10 year old and is apparently good friends with him. Not sure he'd be good enough for us but he will certainly be somewhere better than the Danish league next season. Italian clubs were reportedly interested before the World Cup and I could see a Premiership club going for him too although not a big one. Perhaps someone like Sunderland or West Ham.

    Can't imagine there's much to it, but it's a link nonetheless.
  2. Abs

    Abs New Member

    Don’t know anything about him, but I would welcome him anyway. I just want more new players to come in. Just miss that excitement a new transfer brings.
  3. Arsenal in Aus

    Arsenal in Aus Active Member

    No ACN difficulties for a change! (but huge travel when NZ does play).
  4. Viking

    Viking New Member

    lol denmark
  5. Lord Dula

    Lord Dula New Member Elite

    might as well sign me
  6. wellington

    wellington New Member

    I heard this rumour earlier today before teh story was written, so it's definitely doing the rounds in NZ.

    The source is pretty decent - it's (Fairfax) one of two big newspaper companies in Australasia. Very respectable - they're not known for just making things up. So I'm confident there's definitely a genuine source for it, probably someone inside the NZ team who is happy for people to know that the world is looking at NZ players.

    Of course, what level of interest Arsenal has will be the issue.

    I posted some info on him in another thread, but will repost below for those who don't anything about him.

    Winston Reid is
    - physically strong, he's over 6 foot, pacy and naturally very athletic
    - he's 21, plays senior football in Denmark where he was at the same football academy as Simon Kjær, and represented Denmark in underage teams
    - he's right footed, and can play CB or RB
    - has some tactical weaknesses, but copes due to natural physicality and strong mental attitude
    - in particular, he is a naturally calm guy
    - after scoring the last minute goal against Slovakia, he was acclaimed as a national hero, but impressively didn't let that affect his next games against Italy and Paraguay, which for me is a key attribute of succeeding at the top level in any sport

    I'd be happy with Wenger picking him up as 4th CB option behind Verm, Kos (assuming we sign him) and Djourou.
  7. GoonerGurjit

    GoonerGurjit New Member Elite

    Maybe this fella is the reason Wenger didn't go for Azpilicueta...or maybe not.
  8. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Arse Emeritus Administrator

    B-b-but ...



    As for Reid, I'd be very much in favour of it. He'll be able to cover the right side of the defence and is only going to get better. Physically, he has it all.
  9. Pies

    Pies Member

    Congrats, perhaps we can have a mod arrange for you to get a medal.
  10. CandysRoom

    CandysRoom New Member Trusted

    This guy looked competent in a NZ side which surpised me. Would have no problem with him coming in as a squad player.
  11. wellington

    wellington New Member

    Another article with extra details here
    <a class="postlink" href="" onclick=";return false;"> ... fault.aspx</a>

    In part it says:

    Reid has also been widely linked with a move to Sicilian club Palermo but has not had discussions with the club. "I haven't spoken with Palermo and my agent hasn't told me anything," he explained to "Palermo is a big club in Italy and my friend [Simon Kjaer] plays there. I would like it there, but there's been no contact."

    Kjaer and Reid were team-mates at Midtjylland and the Danish defender has prospered since moving to Serie A in 2008.
  12. Abs

    Abs New Member

    Sounds like a Smallings type of signing, so the people who wanted Smallings wouldnt be against this player. Have anyone seen him or heard of him before the world cup, if Palermo was tracking him before the wc, he must have been doing something right
  13. wellington

    wellington New Member

    I just came across this very brief story. It's from 19th Feb 2009 - ie, 16 months ago. So clearly he has been on some radars for some time.

    <a class="postlink" href="" onclick=";return false;"> ... dar-228171</a>

    FC Midtjylland defender Winston Reid is interesting Fiorentina.

    The 20 year-old is being tracked by Fiorentina, while Palermo and Sampdoria are also keen.

    Reid has committed his international future to Denmark, though was raised in New Zealand.
  14. Abs

    Abs New Member

    He earned his Superliga debut for Midtjylland in 2005. A string of impressive performances saw him establish himself as a regular in the first team. So he does have first team experience unlike our friend smallings
  15. wellington

    wellington New Member

    If he was English he'd be worth 15m.
  16. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    Any reason why Smalling keeps getting mentioned?

    Dunno who this guy is but it won't happen anyway with Koscielny coming in.
  17. Abs

    Abs New Member

    if campbell leaves, then I can see us going for him
  18. wellington

    wellington New Member

    I agree Abs.

    We need 2 backups for the 2 CB positions. And I don't think we can afford for one of them to be our 1st choice DM.
  19. Abs

    Abs New Member

    Its clear Wenger relaly rates djourou, but I cant see how he can go with djourou who has been out for a year, and nordviet as our backup choices. I can see this guy also comming in as one of the back ups and let him, Djourou fight for the third spot. Koscielny is someone who has been picked to be Vermaleens partner i think and he will go straight in the team. Never seen this guy before the world cup, but He looked good against Italy and thats the first time I have seen him.
  20. fabo

    fabo 6.51 / 10

    I can't envisage Wenger going into the season with Vermaelen(24), Koscielny(24), DJ(23) and this guy(21) competing at CB, with only one of them having a full season as a starter in this League and one coming back from a year out injured.

    But we started the 08/09 season with an horrific central midfield so who knows.

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