Slaven Bilic has told ClaretandHugh blogger John Moncur he believes Dimitri Payet is set to take the Premier League by storm this season.
Moncs met up with his old team mate over the weekend and told ClaretandHugh: “It was great to see him after so many years and Slav is absolutely thrilled to be back with us.
“He couldn’t be happier with things or the squad he is assembling but he is absolutely delighted that Payet is on board.
“He told me that he reckons the lad is going to be a Premier League sensation and after Saturday at Southend not many will disagree.
“He is also impressed with young Martin Samuelsen who has taken everybody by surprise – one thing is sure, this will be a very different West Ham to the one we’ve been watching in recent years.”
Moncs believes that Andy Carroll’s situation must be causing concern following the news that the club will hold him back until October at least .
He said: “I have no doubt whatsoever that he and/or Sakho been available for the Europa Cup match we would have taken a two or three goal at least to Malta.
“Slav knows he needs a cover striker and the club are working hard on it.”