Payet tells why he chose the Irons

payet_signing_726Hammers marquee signing Dimitri Payet has made it clear a pivotal reason for him joining the club is the upcoming Olympic Stadium move.

Payet’s switch from Marseilles has created a serious buzz and it’s the move to 55,000 capacity stadium which was a massive factor in his decision..

He told the official website:”In coming here I’ve taken into account the new stadium  and that’s obviously part of the project

“You move to a new stadium with ambitions, but first things first, let’s have a very good season this year.

“A new stadium always leads to progression and of course I think that this new stadium can advance the team and the club.

“I’ve been involved in my fair share of history, so to speak, what with St Etienne, Nantes and Marseille. So I’m looking forward to playing a part in this history, because it has a magnificent feel about it.”



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3 comments on “Payet tells why he chose the Irons

  1. And theres me thinking it might just be the shed load of wages heading his way.Thanks for putting my mind at rest Dimitri 😉

  2. We have only given him wages a little more than he was getting it was the drop in wages
    that made him look elsewhere,I don’t think he wanted to leave

  3. Yeah exactly,his wages were dropping from about 60k a week to 45k a week,poor little sod 😉

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