Payet new deal talk – Hammers respond

dimitri-payet (1)West Ham have reacted to speculation that they are in negotiations with Dimi Payet over a new deal.

It’s not true but as is the case whenever players make big starts to their careers with a new clubs, agents can start buzzing around as appears to be the case here.

The rumours started over the weekend but this morning ClaretandHugh was told exclusively: “This sort of thing is entirely normal and although we are believers in rewards for excellence we won’t dig up money the moment it’s demanded.”

KouyatewesthamWe also learned that Chiek Kouyate is another who has been at the centre of such speculation and it wasn’t denied by our sources.

With both players having been outstanding for the most part during a season of achievement agents clearly see an opportunity to up the ante on clubs.

We were told: “Agents are continually playing the game of “you don’t want an unhappy player on your hands” but both midfielders are more than content at the club.

And our source told us: “Both players are locked into watertight contracts as has been mentioned several times before. They won’t be going anywhere and we are used to the various negotiating tactics.”


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2 comments on “Payet new deal talk – Hammers respond

  1. Then why did they ever Fall for it with Carroll? wonder how much he has cost us per game and per goal with the stupid salary we pay, far too much! and little value in him if we sell, was it Big Sam and same management??

  2. Both players are paid well by our standards,but the should be on better money then Carroll and Song,
    Kouyate has proved he is not a one season player he loves the club and we love him and he will get my vote for player of the year again,
    Payet like all flair players will have a bad day and that is why you need Lanzini and Valencia because they will not all have an off day at the same time,
    If they join any of the so called big 6 they will get £20 to £30 K per week more any of us would be tempted by that sort of money,I am not saying we should go to that a mount but may be a £10 K per week rise and a good win not draw bonus section in their new contract
    Sorry but this is the premier now,

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