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Dimi Payet story doesn’t add up

payetAndrew Dillion in The Sun newspaper is running a supposed ‘exclusive’ claiming Dimi Payet is close to signing yet another pay deal! The story claims “DIMITRI PAYET is in line for a new deal at West Ham – just nine months after signing his last contract. The Hammers’ star man is the club’s highest paid player on a whopping £125,000-a-week.”

Is anyone else getting deja vu?

It was well reported back in February that Dimi’s overall package had already risen to a potential £125,000 per week.

Dimi signed a new five a half year deal just 10 months ago which allegedly bumped up his pay packet earlier this year. On top of his £68,000 per week basic, he was reported to have been given an add-on of £25,000 per appearance, it was also claimed he received a one-off signing bonus of £1m. There was also said to be a number of performance bonuses related to goals, assists, league position, domestic cup success and qualifying for Europe. The deal had the potential to earn the 29 year up to £125,000 per week it was claimed by the media.

The Sun story published today concedes Dimi had received a £50,000-a-week rise in February. Again it was well reported in the French and UK press that Dimi joined the Hammers on an initial £68,000 per week when he moved to East London in the summer of 2015.

Mr Dillion’s story and sums don’t add up.

About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in Block 113 row 19 at the London Stadium and before that I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a former member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Dimi Payet story doesn’t add up

  1. I think most of us are still waiting for Payet to look like he’s worth £65k a week let alone 125k – this season, a free kick v Accrington and a superb goal against Boro and that’s about it- if I were Cheikou or Pedro, Michail or Manu, I think i’d be pretty p***ed off at being so comparatively unrewarded – on the basis of value to the team then Kouyate and Antonio should both be on more than Payet – all the hype isn’t justified by his current half-hearted attitude.

  2. It is The Sun, a News Internal paper For those of us crusty enough to remember its history, I wouldn’t trust the date printed on it.

  3. He’s defo different this time around.His heart doesnt seem to be with us. I havent heard,not even 1 patriotic comment to the fans this season from this guy,in the Papers,on the Box,NOT EVEN ON THE WWWeb, yet weve given him MASSIVE PRAISE,A MASSIVE CHANT,an even BIGGER ‘NEW MASSIVE’ GROUND’,MASSIVE NEW SUPPORT,& A MASSSIVE PAY RISE!!!….DON’T FEEL ANY LOVE THIS SEASON,FROM THIS BRUVA!

  4. …..I TAKE IT YOU’VE SEEN HIM PLAY FOR ‘FRANCE’…..NUFF SAID!

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