Kyle Reid Attracting Many Clubs Including Newcastle is reporting today that out-of-contract West Ham United winger Kyle Reid is being targeted by a number of clubs, and those are said to include Newcastle United.


Kyle Reid celebrates with Carlton Cole after scoring
The goal was against MLS side Columbus Crew last summer

21 year old Reid, who stands 5’11” tall, is available on a free transfer after his previous contract with West Ham United will expired at the end of June.

There are a number of sides said to be tracking the promising youngster, who has played for the England Youth sides U17 (11 times), U18 (15 times one goal), and U19 (14 times one goal).

The South London born youngster is said to be tracked by Wolves, Birmingham, Burnley, Middlesbrough, West Brom and Newcastle.  Reid joined West Ham United in July of 2004, when he was 16 and is a product of the West Ham United academy system.

Kyle made his full debut for the club in a 1-0 away win over West Bromwich Albion in May of 2006 and made a second appearance against Spurs later in the same month.  He joined Barnsley in November 2006 on an initial one-month loan, which was extended to the end of the season, and he made a total of 26 appearances, scoring two goals.

Reid then returned to West Ham for the start of the 2007–08 season, making four league and cup appearances, before joining Crystal Palace on loan in March 2008.  On 27 November 2008, Reid signed on loan with Blackpool, and made his debut two days later in the Seasiders’ 2-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.

Following Blackpool’s 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest on 13 December, two days later he was named by the Football League in the Championship “Team Of The Week”. At the end of his loan spell, on 30 December, Reid returned to West Ham.

On 15 January 2009, Reid joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan for the remainder of the season, making his debut on 24 January 2009, in a FA Cup 4th Round tie against Middlesbrough.

Reid’s first and only goal for Wolves came in a 1-1 draw at Barnsley on 25 April 2009; a goal which secured the the 2008-09 championship title for Wolves. It’s little wonder that Wolves would like to sign him on permanently ands they may have the advantage over the other clubs.

Reid signed professional terms with the Hammers in 2005, and as we said previously his contact will not be extended by the West Ham club.

This is much more interesting stuff to be reporting on at Newcastle, and the sooner Ashley gets Shearer in, who can make some moves for these players, the better off the club will be, and the better off Ashley will be too.

So it’s a win-win if only Ashley will act, and give the club and the faithful Newcastle fans a break.

Right now if we are indeed interested, we have no idea who would be doing the work to try to get the player to the Tyneside club, and of course the longer this lasts the more players who may have been Newcastle targets will have already moved on.

Comments welcome.

27 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Jun 13, 2009 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #1

    All very nice being linked with players but it’s pointless.

    I mean, who has decided he could come to our club?

    No one is in charge?!!! haha – there’s not one sole making day to day decisions so there is absolutely no point to this at all.
    It’s like torture this is because good players are so hard to get in in normal circumstances, let alone our rotten plight.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 13, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Dont take this as a dig against the article but how can sky name link us to this player – we dont hear f’all about anything from the club and then sky name drop we in an article.

    If something doesnt happen this next week then its just gonna heighten the atmosphere surrounding the club.

  • Tom

    Jun 13, 2009 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #3

    How are we being linked with him, when we have no-one in place to pursue transfer targets!?

  • Tom4Nufc

    Jun 13, 2009 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Another question is, is this player really better than what we already have? Kazenga is better, and I would prefer Jordi Gomez for us than this guy, but strength in depth is important I guess!

    I know you probably won’t read this, but PLEASE sell the club soon and give Alan the rolling contract with say 5-10mill in transfer funds… Would be soooo much better!

  • Big Dave

    Jun 13, 2009 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #5

    I wonder what sh1t* we will be getting in the sunday rags this week

  • Toon Graeme

    Jun 13, 2009 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Big dave – Im nervous with anticipation 🙂

  • UTD111

    Jun 13, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #7

    United fans must be the most sceptical and battle-hardened when it comes to media pap stories….

    We see right through this one. There’s no-one about making decisions. Stardust’s darling Mikey boy has foooked off. Llambias has asked everybody for season ticket money and foooked off.

    Who exactly, is supposed to be interested in this lad???

  • Rangerman

    Jun 13, 2009 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #8

    It was only the other week that Shearer was supposed to have had a list of transfer targets from the Premiership and the Championship that he had sounded out about a move.

    It’s quiet possible that this lad has been sounded out about a move.

  • Dragonera

    Jun 13, 2009 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #9

    This club is sinking like the Titanic with every day that passes. It doesn’t look like our players have a conscience and they will continue to milk the club of all its worth even though we clearly cannot afford their wages. The simple fact of the matter is, nobody wants these guys because they have proved over the course of two seasons that they are not good enough for the Premier League. The teams that would want them cant afford them and the teams that can afford them wouldn’t even play them in their reserves. As a result of this, we are up sh*t creek. How must Michael Owen feel? I bet that prat thought there would be clubs lining up for him now he is on a free, oh how the mighty have fallen. In a way, Michael Owens current predicament mirrors the club. Even at dirt cheap nobody seems to want us. Sad times.

  • Toonmania

    Jun 13, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #10

    i bet owen know wishes he signed that 3 1/2 year contract when he had the chance oh dear, oh dear but never mind there is a plus side:), we didn’t want you to sign anyway.

  • BenjiToon

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Rangerman – is that for real?

    I see NOTW have a story that Llambias’ company car was repossed too. Now that would be funny!

    But NOTW is never a source to be trusted. So now there’s an American buyer expecting to get hold of NUFC by Tuesday…and yet Ashley has sounded out Curbs about the manager’s job? mmmm…let’s see.

  • RyanToon

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #13

    i wouldnt be against curbs coming in but i want shearer

  • BenjiToon

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Ryan – Curbs is a good manager, especially at this level. I just think the story is bull. Als agree, Shearer’s what we need to glavanise and restore pride.

  • Tino 11

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #15

    I wouldn’t mind Curbs either, but the story makes no sense. Any manager appointed now could be sacked by the new owners, surely that is the only reason Shearer hasn’t been appointed yet (i Hope).

  • Tino 11

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #16

    anyone decided to apply to write for then? (see the advert on the top right).

  • BenjiToon

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #17

    Tino – story impies Curbs is the fallback if the sale doesn’t go through. But that suggests Ashley gives a monkeys…he doesn’t anymore. He just wants out, so why consider the costly signing-on of a new possible manager?

  • Tino 11

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Benji – I agree, i don’t think MA can afford for the sale not to go through now, imagine he didn’t sell this time, he wouldn’t get within a mile of SJP alive!


    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #19

    The same Curbishley that resigned from West Ham because of interference in player sales!

  • BenjiToon

    Jun 13, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #20

    The Magpie – good point!

  • Bill F

    Jun 14, 2009 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Apparently Owen has circulated several clubs with a glossy brochure extolling his “Genius”. Well we knew there would be a few rats jumping overboard but we now know who King Rat is. Hope whoever does sign him gets as much use out of him as we did.

  • Doocey

    Jun 14, 2009 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #22

    Typical bullshit.

  • Rangerman

    Jun 14, 2009 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #23

    The same Curbishley that resigned from West Ham because of interference in player sales!


    He was putting his name forward for the Newcastle job when Keegan walked out saying the situations were different.

    I was more interested in the comment about a consortium from the USA having put a bid in.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 14, 2009 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #24

    Never heard of this player so cant pass judgement.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 14, 2009 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #25

    Anyone watching thee boxing tonight?

    Should be a cracker.

    C’mon Clottey!

  • Ericles

    Jun 14, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #26

    The brochure that Own is circulating are not produced overnight. This piece of porn (pawn?) has been in the pipeline since before relegation most likely. Anybody seen it. I have got to buy some toilet rolls later. No incoming sales will take place – just paper talk. We have been neutured on things like that.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 14, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #27



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