It hasn’t quite been the season West Ham fans would have hoped it would be following their move to the Olympic Stadium, with the Hammers earning more back-page space for negative off-field incidents than they are for their displays on the field.
Sat just one point above the relegation zone with just 11 points to their name from 11 matches, Hammers fans have been given further reason to worry after star-man Dimitri Payet refused to rule-out an exit from the club.
The Euro 2016 finalist is one of few players in West Ham’s squad that can be considered as close to a world-class level but with Slaven Bilic’s side not in Europe this season and looking out of the reckoning for continental action next year, Payet’s time in East London could well be up.
Usually when a star player is linked with an exit from any club, it’s met with angry responses from fans or sheer denial that it could happen- but West Ham fans understand why he would leave, which pretty much sums up the way the season has been going for far for them.
3am thoughts on Payet: Dont blame him if he wants to leave. Doing his best still creating chances yet West Ham fans are moaning at him…
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) November 7, 2016
I hope Payet stays … but if he does leave ..we won't end!! It's too soon to call him a legend .. I look at Bonds , Brooking etc as that ⚒
— Glen H ⚒ (@Glen_WHU64) November 6, 2016
Tbh if Payet wants to go then let him. Rather he leave than play half hearted football for us.
— Jo✨ (@ffsjoanne) November 6, 2016
Don't reckon Payet will leave. However if he does decide to run at the first sign of trouble then I won't be too sad tbh.
— Mike Bryant (@Mike_Bryant91) November 7, 2016
Tbh if Payet thinks he's too good for the club, which is what sky sports suggests, then let him leave. Not worth keeping a player like that
— Adam Fox ???? (@RooDoesGamingYT) November 6, 2016
Club basically giving Payet the green light to leave in January. £30-£40mil would be hard to turn down as long as reinvested properly
— Tom Down (@TomDown3) November 6, 2016
We should of sold payet in the summer for top dollar now he'll leave in january cheaper than he would have
— WHUFC (@WHUFC_boleyn) November 6, 2016