We thought we’d heard the last of Dimitri Payet’s long-lasting saga in the January transfer window after he completed a move to Marseille but he’s latest words won’t make Hammers fans happy.
After finally landing a return to Marseille, after weeks of turning from hero to villain in the eyes of West Ham supporters, Dimitri Payet has handed one last blow to the fans of the East London side with his departing comments.
Upon arriving at Marseille, the club he represented before joining West Ham in 2015, the French international claimed he did not have to justify his behaviour to supporters of the Premier League side- which won’t sit well back on British shores.
“I was not feeling good in the club anymore. I don’t need to justify my behaviour at all. Slaven Bilic and I had conversations face to face. I will speak about this, but not now. It’s not the right moment. I prefer to savour this moment at a great club and return to that at a later date.”
Whisper it, but he may just be. After all, this whole saga has been blown way out of proportion. Yes, he was wrong to refuse to play and that hasn’t made him any allies but, when it all comes down to it, this is a player who was simply unhappy.
Keen on a return to France, family was the only thing on Payet’s mind. He’s taken a wage-cut to move to the Ligue 1 side, so it can’t be about money.