2 Winston Reid (football)
New Zealand’s highest profile football star, Winston Reid has made a solid impact in the English Premier League and is a key member of the West Ham side.
Unlike in US sports where salaries are publicly listed, player payments in the English Premiership are closely guarded. As a result, reports of Reid’s contract with West Ham vary wildly, with estimates ranging between £6 million ($12.5 million) and £15 million per season.
English media reported West Ham tabled a new offer to Reid in July after Spurs, Liverpool, Everton and Manchester United all expressed interest in signing the 1.9m defender. Using the recent interest as leverage, newspaper reports in the UK suggested Reid was seeking to upgrade his contract with his club and would be in for a big pay day.
In an interview with TVNZ’s Sunday ahead of West Ham’s tour to New Zealand in July, Reid was coy when asked how much he earned and the lifestyle that afforded him.
He owns an apartment in a Canary Wharf, London, tower block. Apartments in this part of London begin at around £1.5 million.