Thrilled Gold: “This is a serious player”

davidgoldsummerDavid Gold has given Dimitri Payet a massive welcome to the club believing the player will set the fans on fire next term.

The co-chairman declared: ‘I am thrilled to be welcoming Dimitri Payet to West Ham United.

‘I think this is evidence of our intent and the ambition we have for the club. Dimitri is a signing that will excite the fans and add even more strength to our midfield.

‘He is a serious international who has come to us ahead of other big clubs. He will be part of the future with us moving into the new stadium and it won’t be long before the top five are looking over their shoulders. It sends out that message to everyone.

‘It is great for us because David Sullivan and the team at West Ham have worked so hard to pursue this target when other clubs were challenging us for his signature.

‘Obviously the manager was an important consideration for the player. West Ham are a team on the up and he wants to be a part of that and achieve success.

‘It is exciting for him to come into the Premier League and for us this is the culmination of five years rebuilding the football club and this is another piece of the foundation.

‘I know that Dimitri was one of the most creative players in European football last season and that shows the quality of the player.’


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7 comments on “Thrilled Gold: “This is a serious player”

  1. Encouraging words from DG,a couple more dips in the pocket and we’ll be sorted until we go for the next step up. The only question I have is can I go back to bed yet DG? I’m knackered lol

  2. Ordered me tickets for next week
    ain’t been this excited since Frankie &Cottee was up front

  3. The Really Fantastic News is that , West Ham United have stopped being a selling club where teams like Man Utd & Chelsea have always benefitted . The French are moaning , but they have nothing to moan about compared to West Ham’s history of selling their best .
    The tables are turning , and about time too .
    COYH .

  4. Hope your right Kev.Certainly seems like we aint going to cave in to teams trying to take our players.But the window has only just opened,either that or no one wants our players coz they aint good enougn,lol.Cant believe i just said that,i feel like a traitor now.Better absolve myself of my sins with a beer or two.Matte,where are you,give the pope a shout,i need to be cleansed for doubting our players abilities 😀

  5. Consider yourself absolved SS ; the second half of last season had us all wondering .
    Had a chat with his Most Highlyness and he agrees with me , so no probs .
    But seriously ; it does seem like West Ham are turning a massive corner , and this season is by far the Biggest that we as Supporters will ever witness … I shall be 64 years old soon and have spent most of them supporting West Ham , and I would , obviously , dearly love to see us mixing it up with the so – called ” elite ” . The biggest highlite for me as a fan was seeing That Brooking Header against Arsenal hit the back of the Net .Those memories are impossible to rub out , and I want some more . If we can survive this coming season with our heads held high we can say we have arrived ,, but if not ?…, we wil be selling players again .

  6. I think we will be fine this season Kev.Even another season of slight improvement would do the trick to get us to the OS or White Elephant,whichever it is being called these days.Little steps over the next few years & we will get there as more revenue comes in via the move.If we play our cards right it could be exciting times ahead with the potential to start buying some real quality players.I am quite prepared to play the slow gradual improvement game.Im just glad everyone has their enthusiasm back for the club.It was severely lacking in the last couple of seasons.But everyone seems to have a spring back in their step now they dont have the weight of a hippo on their backs 😉

  7. G’Day Whammers (I’ve only been in Oz 5 years)
    Such a relief Sam has gone. The product was absolutely dire and that was well known even in Australia. It couldn’t continue. Yes we are excited…but I’m nearly as old as Kev and went to the Boleyn virtually every game for 30 years…and me dad before me….
    fingers crossed. Enjoy the cricket season!
    love WHU

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