Report: Payet could return to England


Reports from the French media claim Marseille are facing a financial crisis and must sell players including Dimitri Payet.

“Marseille are facing a potentially humiliating scenario,” GFFN reported.

(The club) must sell (players) before end of June (Financial Fair Play).”

West Ham has yet to be linked with a move for the former Hammer of the year but I am sure it only a matter of time until some media outlet says we have interest in him.

The three clubs in England who have been linked so far are Everton, Leeds and West Brom. The later two have a West Ham connection. Leeds CEO Angus Kinnear was managing director of West Ham during Payet’s time at West Ham and West Brom is now managed by Slaven Bilic who bought Payet to the West Ham while manager.

West Ham sold Payet to Marseille for £26.3m in 2017 but reports suggest the 32-year-old could be available as little as seven million Euros (£6.25m) this summer to get his huge wages off the Marseille wage bill.

He is said to earn £109,000 per week in French making him one of Ligue one highest earners.

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  • Petr says:

    Maybe for 35k a week + appearance/goal/assist etc bonuses included in it, one Year deal with an option for another one, otherwise nah. Sorry Dimitry, but 32 is pushing it atm even when your technique while taking the set pieces would be appreciated.

  • Whambo says:

    Haven’t heard of him pulling up trees in the football world lately, so it’s a no from me as I also can’t forgive or trust him. Anyway, we’ve got some cracking young attacking midfielders now so there is no need.

  • Jack Ketch says:

    When do I laugh?

  • Whitey says:

    Take him back in a heartbeat. Forgive and forget, the man is class

  • the iron man from essex says:

    The wound in the club’s back has healed over quite nicely since the little #### thought the grass was greener back at Marseille. Love to see him go to WBA but zero chance Bilic would even give him the time of day.
    Imho we shouldn’t have him back even if he paid us.

  • Whitey says:


    Payet. Fornals. Anderson

    Rice. Carvalho

  • GebbyUK says:

    Who !!! No Payet in my WHU history banks ! ⚒⚒

  • Jacko the hammer says:

    Second word is OFF.

  • David Cave says:

    I think for one year, whilst we continue to build, Payet could be a good addition. Not sure how effective he’s been at Marseilles, recently, though.

  • alan mcmurdy says:

    class act ,memories of the little boy still following him half bedroom maseille, don’t know reasons he left, mark noble should have final say

  • james says:

    Nope he’s too old now 32. We have moved passed him now.

    We have moved on, we are now signing young players so we can build for the future. No point signing him when he only has a few years left.

  • Hammerkip says:

    Ha ha ha why on earth would you want that little rat back ..he is finished has been ever since he got back there ..he has been awful ..Jesus ffs 😂😂😂😂

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