The sordid saga that was of Dimitri Payet and his agent's making has finally and unedifyingly ground to it's inevitable conclusion, make no mistake the £25 Million Marseille have ended up paying for a player they 'tapped' up is an insult, but nowhere near the insult that Payet has inflicted on those who embraced and adored him in their thousands. Perhaps this over paid and currently over weight player might come down from his cloud and think about all the thousands of kids who had a Payet or number 27 shirt printed. You never know, maybe he will offer to re-imburse them all the cost of having the name or number changed on their shirts, even Donald Trump would think that would be reasonable!
Viewing the whole rotten affair with an attempt at pragmatism, Payet was at least naive and probably ill advised, as were the Hammers hierarchy who should have seen the writing on the wall given the amount of times they have 'been round the block'. What would have been best for all parties would have been for West Ham United to have sold Payet following the Euros, but therein arose the problem. Having been seen as a selling club for generations, and rightly so, the co-owners, both avid fans with claret and blue in their veins, were determined to show that things had finally changed and that for once the club did not need to sell their best player. However as Sir 'Extra time' Ferguson will testify, no club is bigger than the player in this modern era, especially his "I won't deal with gangsters" quote just before Cristiano Ronaldo was snatched from United by Real Madrid!
At the end of the day the club had a super star on their books for a while who played brilliantly for one season, and who the club will have earned a few quid on. Time to move on with a few more 'Rosbiefs' rather than 'Escargot', (not fast taxis either!) - Ed