Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has publicly – and perhaps rather smugly – expressed his delight at grabbing Dimitri Payet on the cheap at £25 million..
Despite being valued at £40 million plus the midfielder got away from the Irons on the back of ‘strike’ with personal reasons apparently being used as a backdrop to his disloyalty to contract!
But the Marseille chief executive claims it’s all in the game and attempted to rub salt into the wounds still being felt by some.
He said: “I think I read that a West Ham representative regretted that the Payet transfer happened at the price that it did and that it was difficult with Marseille.
“That is the game. When we started working on this target, the figures that were circulating in the press, they were what? €40m, €50m?”
However, there was little the one time Hammers hero could do to help his team on Sunday evening as they were thrashed 5-1 by PSG.
Perhaps he wants to come back now…he certainly won’t want to work hard to get them out of a bad run. He could be used as target practice by the strikers. Even I could hit his gut on a good day – from 5 yards ha ha.
Smug mug . But what has he done for them? One massively deflected free kick and 3 or 4 losses since his return. Carry on that man.
Payet was a 10m pound nobody when we bought him from Marseille and after one season with us was talked about as one of the best players in the world valued at 40-50m …now he’s back at Marseille he’s reverting back to type , the president can be as smug as he Effin likes but some might say they sold him for 10m and bought him back for 25m a season later ..being a player over 30 I don’t believe he will ever see that kind of form from him again and the ungrateful frrruck will always remember his time with us as the best year of his career knowing he messed up a good thing