Tony Cottee is thrilled with the Dimitri Payet deal declaring “it’s a huge statement of intent by the board.”
And the former striker said: ” There a lot of football supporters that complain about the huge wages that players get these days, but I can’t imagine any West Ham fan moaning about the salary of Dimitri Payet.”
Cottee added: Full credit to them (the board) by securing the talents of our best player for the next five years.”
Talking to London24.com he added “Everything is changing with the Hammers. As they move into a new stadium they are moving to a different level and that means keeping your best players.
Over the last 50 or 60 years, West Ham have been a selling club, but this is now changing. Everyone has their price and I expect there may be a huge buy-out clause in his new contract, but with a five-year deal and that means any team will have to pay an absolute fortune to get him.”