Payet explains why he signed

payet_signing_726Dimi Payet has made it clear that West Ham’s ambition was the key card in convincing him to commit to the club until he heads for his 34th birthday!
After greeing his new deal he told West Ham TV: “I think there is everything here to make West Ham a big club. You need time and we’ll take time, but we’re all conscious of it and we all want to help grow this Club. West Ham have the means to fulfil their ambitions.
It’s true that to have a new stadium is good and to grow, the team must know how to keep its players. That’s why it posed me no problem to extend my stay at West Ham, because I feel that the Club really has the desire to continue.
Adrian has extended his contract, Ginge as well, it shows that the Club really wants to keep its players and arrive next season in the new Stadium with a competitive team.”
“Even to play here [at the Boleyn Ground], it’s always full and there’s an exceptional atmosphere. We’re going to have almost 20,000 extra seats (at the Olympic Stadium) and, if it’s full, it’s a going to be a magnificent atmosphere.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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