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Vultures swoop again

Filed: Tuesday, 16th June 2009
By: Staff Writer

Former Hammers winger Kyel Reid is set to sign for Sheffield United, according to latest reports.

The former West Ham United trainee was released at the end of last season having failed to nail down a first team spot under three different managers and has been linked with a number of Championship clubs in recent weeks.

But according to fresh reports emerging this afternoon, the compo-happy Blades appear to have won the race to sign the 21-year-old former England youth international.

Reid made just one Premier League start for the Hammers during his four years as a pro, that coming in the 1-0 win at West Bromwich Albion in May 2006 when Alan Pardew was still manager. His only other first team start came in the 2-1 Carling Cup defeat at Chesterfield in October 2006.

Despite making a total of just nine first team appearances in claret and blue, Reid still managed to get on the scoresheet once - that being in the 4-1 defeat of Macclesfield in the Carling Cup at the beginning of last season.

His career at West Ham was interrupted by a number of loan spells; in the last three years Reid enjoyed spells on loan with Barnsley, Crystal Palace, Blackpool and most recently newly-promoted Wolves.

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by supernumbersix
03:04PM 16th Jun 2009
''Why are we dealing with these people?
After all that they have put us through, why are they even on the radar? I'd rather we sold players to the north London lot than these vultures. Unless of course we're gonna get 20million for him, which I doubt somehow.''

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