Irons edge closer to Payet

payetWest Ham are edging closer to signing their top summer target in £12million-rated Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet.

The 28-year-old is reportedly keen on a move to the Premier League and we understand the Irons and Marseilles are getting closer on the fee.

Payet is faced with taking an automatic wage drop of around £12,000 a week with the French outfit failing to qualify for the Champions League.

And although he has a good relationship with Marcelo Bielsa – who wants him to stay and has asked the club to re-negotiate his contract – the Mail is reporting a move to the Premier League appeals from every point of view to the player.

An Irons insider explained to us that talks are continuing and although it is an expensive deal they are keen on sorting out a deal if it proves possible.


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23 comments on “Irons edge closer to Payet

  1. It’s not really expensive though is it… If you are aiming for top 6 or higher which we are apparently it’s bloody cheap as chips for your “top transfer target” Everton, the spuds pay more than that without blinking

  2. Anyone we buy who aint a free agent is called expensive in the world of West Ham.It does my swede in.The Daves tell us all about the big team we will be,to be loud & proud as Irons supporters as Gold said the other day.But then we are like frightened little mice in the transfer market.Come the day after transfer deadline day they will bring out the old chestnut,that we got beaten to a player at the last minute.One player move stalled so the rest collapsed.The same usual crap!

  3. Just do the deal,negotiate but dont take the p*ss!!Just waiting for the Spuds or Southampton to step in to buy him!!Then DelBoy & Rodney will be crying he got stolen from us!!

  4. Take him and I’m the happy one 😉

  5. £12 million??? That was the hippos wages for four years,now that was real value for money lol

  6. Or 18m or whatever stupid figure it was for Hippos great purchase Carroll!!waste of dough that was!! Dont think we bought him to be put out to stud & fill the world with little chavvies!!

  7. ahah..The Genius would have spent 12£ mil. for Connor Wickham or someone else like him… what is important is that he is tall (very tall), slow, powerful and possibly prone to injury. lol

  8. Be great if we can get this guy,looks a class act from what i have seen of him.Though Cabaye would be top draw as well.You have to pay this sort of dosh,just do it or we will never progress.Carroll was just one almighty f*ck up as it stands atm.I dont blame the lad but he is a walking talking poppadum.One touch & he cracks into a million pieces.Nightmare 😉

    • well, if the owners get him, Cabaye and possibly Hernandez I promise I will not talk about Ravel any more… lol 😀

      • Haha,well Hernandez wont be i shouldnt think.Maybe you should just let this Morrison thing go anyway Matte.Dream about figa instead of Rav the Chav 😉

        • ahahha… Rav’s already gone… I like talking about him because here is like a plague… lol Figa, what a nice word… lol

  9. This Payet deal is winding me up now. Either pay the price or move onto someone else.. To be honest for £12m we could get someone (maybe even 2) younger and actually wanting a prem move this prat doesn’t seem to know his arse from his elbow, one min it’s on then he wants to talk to bielsa then he wants 20 large more on his wages. I’d put £8m on buying that deulofeu to be honest he looked proper playing for Everton, yes I know they want him back but if we upped the buyout clause barca would definitely consider it, or these nifty little Croatian fellas Billic is keen on. I think we’re ****ing in the wind with this fella doesn’t even seem to want to come play for us and if we w@nk a lump sum out for him then we’re going to be dipping in the bargain bin for the rest of transfer season

  10. Lol,to be fair to the lad we dont know whats going on,what he has actually said or what his intentions are.Unless ofc we are all going to suddenly start believing every newspaper report on this transfer.Same as Jenks.None of us know the true situation,even though we are all ITKs,lol 😉

  11. It’s only a week since Obiang was supposedly wanting to go and stay with Matte and we’d written him off but he came to us. All these transfers have a large helping of BS with them. It should also be remembered that most players are on their hols so most comments attributed to them are from agents and journos,even these honest folk can make errors with the quotes lol

  12. Offer Jarvis and two million nicker for Austin.

  13. If we buy this bloke we can’t afford Austin in reality unless we ship people out which, is probably going to be hard work lol. Remy all the way although 90% sure to down us down

  14. I thought Austin was only worth $6M https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HoLs0V8T5AA
    Still at least we’ve found the right surgeon for AC lol

  15. For Austin Give them Jarvis,Nolan and Magia plus £10 million it would be a bargain and if they quibble throw in O,Brien,
    Get Gignac for nada that would be a good capture

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