Dimitri Payet has decided that his future is in England. The French end has said his club, West Ham United, that he has no intention of moving on to another team. “I’m 100%,” said Payet, as reported by the British newspaper Daily Mirror.
Before the so-called interest from Real Madrid in signing to Payet, the London club had asked him to make a decision as soon as possible. “I am in love of West Ham. We have made a great season and the only thing I can say to the Hammers (fans of the English team), is that I’m 100% “, said French.
In this way, West Ham can be quieter. They had already announced that if teams such as the Madrid or Barca wanted to sign Payet, they should pay for the French end 120 million euros. However, after statements by the player, seems to be over the issue and there will be no ‘Payet case’ in what is left of the summer.
Dimitri Payet has told West Ham he is “100% staying” at the club. The France playmaker enjoyed an outstanding debut season after being signed from Marseille for £10.7m. He scored 12 goals and assisted 13 more, leading to the 29-year-old being named the club’s player of the year.
Payet went on to shine at Euro 2016, scoring three times as France reached the final, where they lost 1-0 to Portugal. That led to speculation he would leave this summer. His performances led to various links with top clubs across Europe, with the club’s co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan rating him in the £50m-£100m bracket earlier in the week.
His comments echo those of Sullivan earlier this week – he said: “He’s under contract. There might be six weeks of silliness when he bangs the table. But if you believe what he says, he wants to stay.