Tottenham are this morning being linked with a move for West Ham defender Winston Reid, who has been receiving rave reviews for his performances in an overachieving Hammers side this term. The 26-year-old is out of contract this summer and is seemingly unwilling to extend his stay with Sam Allardyce’s men, instead preferring to sign for a top-six club this summer. A number of media sources today, including The Telegraph, are claiming that Spurs will offer the New Zealand international a pre-contract agreement this January and are willing to match his £60,000 per week wage demands. If accepted this would see Reid move to White Hart Lane in the summer on a free transfer ahead of next season. The likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton have all been mentioned as potential admirers of Reid also, with most reports claiming that these sides would offer West Ham compensation for an immediate deal this month. With the Boleyn Ground side in the hunt for European qualification after a promising first half of the campaign, there is every chance that West Ham will reject any monetary offers and opt to keep Reid until the summer. But, is he someone that can improve what Spurs already have? There is no doubting that Reid has all the raw attributes to be a success at Spurs and has proven at West Ham that he can prosper in the Premier League. He is relatively quick across the ground, excellent in the air, physical and reads the game well. Importantly, Reid has started 20 of West Ham’s 21 league games this season and has been one of the side’s unsung heroes and most consistent players. Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio have struck up an improved centre-half pairing this season for Spurs, but there are still reservations about the Argentine’s lack of pace and clumsiness at times. Behind the first-choice pairing, Eric Dier has been unlucky not to see more game time this season, but has shown in the chances he has been given that he can be a valuable player in the future and at the very least dependable if called upon. Younes Kaboul was given a rare outing last night in the FA Cup win over Burnley, which may well have been the final nail in the coffin of his Spurs career. The French defender was way off the pace, consistently out of position and now simply must be sold before the end of the month or this summer. Kaboul has never convinced that he has the qualities necessary to be a consistent fixture in the Spurs side, with Reid being a considerable upgrade on the former Portsmouth man. As the transfer window moves along, it will be interesting to see what happens with Reid, with some clubs potentially offering West Ham a deal to sign him straight away and others approaching the player with a pre-contract agreement to switch in the summer. With Fazio and Vertonghen consistent at the heart of the defence and Dier as a deputy, there is a case to suggest that Spurs do not overly need Reid straight away, but bringing him in for free ahead of next season looks like it could be a shrewd piece of business.