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Payet ponders range of contract packages

dimitri-payet-explique-pourquoi-il-a-choisi-lille_69067Dimitri Payet has been offered a wide range of improved pay deals and is now facing ‘make your mind up time.’

After the club had revealed in an official website statement yesterday that talks had been initiated with the playmaker’s agents, ClaretandHugh  has discovered that he is being ‘spoiled’ for choice

But one thing is certain: none of the deals on offer approach anywhere near the £125k a week which has been reported, nor has anything like that figure been demanded or even requested by his agents.

We were told that the deals range from straightforward ‘rise’ proposals to performance related packages whilst others may offer signing on fees rather than an increase on basic pay.

The club know nothing of any interest from China – as reported on Sky – and we were assured that “whoever were to come in would be knocked straight back – he’s simply not leaving, nor does he want to.”

We were told by a high level source yesterday that the club would conclude the new deal along with those for Manu Lanzini and Cheik Kouyate over the next month.

And this morning he added: “That will all be done and as far as Dimi in particular is concerned, he is on a five year deal and will not be leaving. He has a range of offers and the choice is his.”

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

8 comments on “Payet ponders range of contract packages

  1. well played Mr agent. If the contract is so watertight why do we need to offer a new range of packages now when he is only six months into the original one.

  2. Yes it’s strange , i’m not sure what “contract ” means in footballing terms anymore ?
    In medical terms “contract” means to catch something like a virus or some other bug ?
    It certainly doesn’t mean that any player signing one has to stay at a club for the duration of it if he he doesn’t want to anymore , so not sure what use they are ?
    On another subject , i keep reading about a £4 million deal for Jelavic with the Chinese but i’m not sure if we get the money or is it what Jelavic will earn ? Or what we have to pay the Chinese to take him away ! Ah well good result last night COYI .

  3. Yet another example of the very worst thing in our game. It seems contracts have no value.

    I don’t care how good or important he is, he signed a year ago at a price he was happy to sign for over a period of years. If, as we are told his contract is watertight he can’t go anywhere, so what’s he going to do, suddenly start playing badly out of protest?

    We gave the guy an opportunity to be part of something big. This works both ways, it’s not just upside for the club. He’s now playing in the best league in the world earning more money than he’s ever earned.

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