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The £100m Payet question

PayetIf you listen to misguided rival Premier League fans, Dimi Payet’s is wasting his time playing for West Ham and his time as a Hammer is already over.  The keyboard warriors on social media have been quick to claim he has kicked his last ball in a Claret and Blue shirt and will now play for a Champions League club next season.

West Ham club chairman, David Sullivan has been quick to tell ClaretandHugh Payet is not for sale at any price, but what happens if the player is offered £200k a week plus?.

Payet would not be sold for less than £50m to £60 million.Add to that, a wage bill of £52m over five years.

He  is already the top earner at West Ham on a package worth £125,000 per week and a £200k  package would be required for him to consider a move. He would also want any new club to match his current five year contract with West Ham.

So here is the big question.  Will any sensible club really invest in excess of £100m in a 29-year player who had one good opening game at the Euro 2016 championships?  The Premier League is shown all over the world, it’s not like he was some secret the world knew nothing about before Friday night.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

5 comments on “The £100m Payet question

  1. No one would buy a 29 year old after only one good game ing the Euro’s but it isn’t just that is it, he has had a great PL season & if any top club was interested in him before sat night they were prob waiting to see if he could play in big games on a hugh scale. Answer so far is of course he can. I agree with you that that £50m+ plus £200,000 aweek over five years is never going to happen. If a £60m offer came in with the £200,000 aweek but on a three year deal along with CL football could West Ham & Payet turn it down??
    The player would earn:
    £125,000m pw over 5yrs £32.5m
    £200,000m pw over 5yrs £31.2m
    the club would get £60m now or £00 in 5yrs, Not a bad mark up after 12 months. 100% of us want to keep him but as we all know money is king…

  2. CORRECTION £200,000pw over 3yrs £31.2m

  3. If Payet Stays Loyal which i hope he does, then resist the money, 60 million might not buy this kind of pedigree player. He makes things happen…he is the difference between losing ( France could have lost ) And taking 3 points which such a wonderful strike….

  4. I am with Mark on this at £50 or £60 million it is not worth selling Payet to put this in perspective we paid supposedly close to £5m loan fee for Moses and 4 or so for Song, Payet is our only truly world class player, the rest of our players other than maybe Antonio are good or very good, if we want to attract the best players we have to build our squad with more exceptional players not sell them. If we were offered £100m I would suggest in the long term it isn’t worth it and as an example I would use Spurs selling there only world class player Bale he is now gone and they have a load of average players they bought with that £100m they may have finished 2nd but they are not a good team they were just fitter than everyone else which made them appear stronger, next season I doubt they will finish in the top four but we might if we buy top quality to supplement Payet.

  5. Love the spuds analysts 32 ! Woy thinks he’s pulled a masterstroke with 5 spuds in the team ? Unfortunately the engine , eriksen and dembelay play for someone else !!
    On the question about payet , he’s a hammer , just listen to Bilic on t.v. why would you want to play anywhere else with a genius like him ! Loved the way he made hoddle look like a complete plank , the Muppet was in awe of him, especially after the goalkeeper dig when he said ( Bilic ) I didn’t hear you criticise the keeper for dire free kick !!!! Classic !

    As lilly said in blazing saddles !! What a guy ! ( hoddle shafted )

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