Payet Offered 'Insane' Deal

Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has upped the stakes in the Dimitri Payet transfer saga enormously by arranging for the Chinese super league club Hebei China Fortune that he now manages to offer Payet an 'insane' deal. The terms of which are off the scale, £500,000 per week on a three year deal! That equates to over £75 Million, and will be a test for his home sickness, it will also be a test for other parties involved, particularly Payet's agent and also West Ham's hierarchy. Imagine how Jacques-Olivier Auguste, Payet's agent, feels at the moment? His client apparently wants a move back to Marseille that might generate between £20-30 Million, but on reduced wages! Sacre bleue, Auguste could miss out on at least £15 Million over three years, that is 'pogba-esque' in agents fees! So does he do as his client says, or does he do what he wants his client to be saying once he has clearly outlined the consequences to him? Then there is the West Ham United hierarchy, to say there collective noses have been put out of joint by Payet's refusal to play for the club in order to force through a transfer would be an understatement. Anger, sadness, remorse, loss, fury and bewilderment must be high on their agenda, could they have seen this coming and if so could they have done anything differently? Irrespective of the fact that 'marquee' signings did not arrive, it is hard to blame the board and the manger for broken promises, sometimes things just don't work out the way they were planned. Perhaps on reflection Dimitri Payet was over indulged by the club, and shown too much favour, but if there is blame to lay it has to be with the player himself. Slaven Billic may have been slightly naive in building his team around Payet, he would have anticipated that the player's head could be turned, especially given his World Cup performances for France, but the West Ham manager would have been thinking OK next summer his mercurial frenchman might be on his way, but Billic would never have envisaged Payet's "I'm on strike" stance to happen so quickly, although with hindsight, which is a wonderful thing to have retrospectively, Payet's body language and general malaise was clearly there for all to see, his performances representing merely a cameo of the player he was twelve months ago.
If West Ham had sold Payet at the beginning of the season they might have got big bucks for him, but there would have been uproar from the fans, total pandemonium, vitriol and bile would have been hurled in the direction of 'the money grabbing porn kings' or words to that effect, and everyone and his dog would be saying "told you so!". West Ham United are not rich enough to 'park' Payet for six months, their initial 'he is not for sale' stance was admirable, but also very school boy, Payet will go, it is just a question for how much? and you can guarantee that West Ham will hold out for the very best amount they can get!
Essentially the board and the manager are jammed between a rock and a hard place, dealing with a situation not of their making, but at least they didn't instigate the transfer request themselves, or did they? - Ed

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cast iron's picture

Hope Marseille come back with a sensible offer this time, if its under 25 million I think the board will hold out for a better offer and if Marseilles dont come acoss that will be it and the deal will be dead in the water. So where does this leave Payet if Marseilles hav't got the money in January what makes him think that they will be paying 30 mill in the summer for an unfit overweight tosser like him. His Mrs and kids are still stuck in France and he will be stuck at West Ham so it all points to another club to me. I think if I was Payet I'd be giving her a ring and asking her if she liked Chinese Food cos his agent certainly will!

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La Vida Hammer's picture

all end in tears, they cannot continue to pay this amount for players (i thought about what to call them for some time) and be successful.

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all the overpayed prima donnas will fuck off to China and we can have our football league back.

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TimmyD's picture

What a brilliant comment Thunderbird. The game's turning to utter shite and I've had a gutfull of it. Who are these tossers wanting this, demanding that. The game will blow itself out it's own arse. It can't go on this way.

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Dicks is the man's picture

Donald Trump will put an end to all this.

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moore 6 legend's picture

If someone tries to shoot trump,will his bodyguards shout "Donald Duck" ;)

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cast iron's picture

Just heard that marseilles have ended their intrest in Payet so wot now ??????????????

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SSN reporting Marseilles have pulled out of attempting to sig Payet this month. Surely if he refuses to play we can refuse to pay? Who writes these contracts? I bet every contract West ham sign from now on states no play no pay

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cast iron's picture

Basically they have just fucked payets career up they have tapped him up, payets given it the biggen and now they've said oh we dont want you . What did they think we were going to accept 20 mill plus add ons think Payets agent has been very naive he must try and set up a better deal here or payet can rot which is no good to anyone

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a proper pro would've gone to Bilic on the quiet and said he has family problems and wants to go home. They could've sat down between them and worked out a plan. Part of that i'm sure would've been to work his arse off on the pitch and prove he's worth. Now Mareille are looking at him and thinking is he worth £30 million? Well on this season's performance and the last 4 weeks no he's not.You have to remember Carroll was bought by Liverpool for £35 million!! On his performances since he's not worth half that. So he's totally f***ed himself. If he'd have put a shift in, instead of moping around he would have gone already, we can buy a couple of player with the money, we all move on. He's probably not hated as much and we look bak at him with fondest like tevez, who was with us for short time.

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Bondsy's picture

According to the BBC Marseilles have put in a third offer of £26m. The sooner he goes the better imo! We know West Ham want at least £30m but if the board want two more players then perhaps a deal can now be done and we can move on.

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cast iron's picture

Sky have said Marseilles have put in a bid for 30mill lets hope they are right the board will accept that.

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