Real Madrid was close to sign West Ham United star

Real Madrid was close to sign West Ham United star


Real Madrid summer transfer window was extremely quite this summer. Especially if we talk about signings. We know that Los Blancos were interested in undertaking great operations like the one with Paul Pogba, but they finally discarded it because the French player was really expensive and his agent, Mino Raiola, had to take a huge fee.

Now, the website Squawka has revealed that Real Madrid had also asked for Dmitri Payet, one of the stars of the Euro and linked to Los Blancos several times during the summer. Surprisingly, West Ham star decided to stay in the East-London club and he didn’t join any big European club. Now, the ‘Hammers’ are having a really poor start of the season and Payet might be regretting not leaving London in time.

According to this site, Zinedine Zidane approved Payet’s signing and Real Madrid asked about him. However, West Ham rejected to talk about him and Real Madrid finally only signed Álvaro Morata or Marco Asensio. Now this position is really well-covered with James Rodríguez, Isco or Marco Asensio fighting for one spot in the starting eleven.

Another team interested in Payet was PSG. The French giants were even closer to sign the playmaker but the deal couldn’t go through. Now, PSG are having problems in Ligue One and Champions League and Unai Emery has had already a fight with Hatem Ben Arfa, who plays in the same position as Payet. Maybe, the West Ham player could have done it better in Paris.

West Ham are now in the three bottom teams in the Premier League with only 3 points. They only beat Bournemouth at home and have lost every single game since then. On top of that, the Romanian team Astra knocked them out of the Europa League. Payet has played only three games in the Premier League this season and he’s still to score a goal.