New Zealand's Reid to miss Confederations Cup after knee surgery

New Zealand's Reid to miss Confederations Cup after knee surgery

New Zealand's Reid to miss Confederations Cup after knee surgery

New Zealand captain Winston Reid will miss out on next month's Confederations Cup following knee surgery that will sideline him for 10 weeks, his West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has said.

Rice moved to West Ham from Chelsea four years ago.

"He is our player and we're very happy", said Bilic ahead of Sunday's season-ending visit to Burnley. He has a hip problem and has not played the last few games.

Following what's been a mediocre season, Slaven Bilic's future is reportedly becoming unclear at the club.

West Ham have recently been linked in media reports with City striker Iheanacho and full-back Zabaleta.

The New Zealand worldwide has undergone season-ending surgery on a chronic knee injury which he has played with for the past few weeks.

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The Clarets have successfully preserved their place in the top-flight for next season thanks largely to their form on home soil, as they have collected 33 of their 40 points at Turf Moor. He been on the bench as an unused substitute five times in the Premier League this season.

The shot-stopper would have been able to leave the London Stadium on a free transfer, with Sam Allardyce particularly interested in reuniting with the player he worked with when he was the West Ham manager.

As for West Ham, the London club will be playing for pride, as it does not look likely that they will break into the top 10 of the Premier League.

The 18-year-old was given a new three-and-a-half year deal at West Ham earlier this season.

However, Bilic insists that he already has plenty of players willing to step up and take responsibility and hinted that he would not be looking to add any more this summer.

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