David Gold believes Dimi Payet has already become a West Ham legend.
He doesn’t share the view that you need to be at a club for a certain length of time to inherit such status declaring: “If you do something legendary it will always be remembered.”
Speaking exlsuively to ClaretandHugh he said: “Dimi has given us so many such moments this season that it’s perfectly justifiable to call him a legend – I have no problem with that.
“Earlier in the season when he was in dazzling one on one form with defenders he was producing those moments and recently his free kicks have taken on the same status.
“Will they ever be forgotten? No, people will talk about them for many years and thus in my view the man can be described as a legend, icon, superstar – whatever you wish.
“I certainly have no problem with the description – he has been the guiding light in taking us to a new level and I don’t think how long he has been at the club has anything to do with it.”
Gold added: “What’s fabulous too is that he is such a nice man with time for everybody. Some of those who inherit that sort of accolade get very up themselves – that will never happen with Payet.