West Ham United’s struggles this season have increased speculation that Dimitri Payet could leave the club in 2017, with the French superstar attracting a wealth of interest from some of the bigger sides in Europe.
Payet, who only joined the Hammers last summer, has established himself as one of the finest players in the Premier League and was also an important member of the France side that were defeated by Portugal in the final of Euro 2016.
Whilst the Hammers continue to struggle though, the chances of keeping Payet are decreasing and the Frenchman hasn’t ruled out a return to former employers Marseille, who he left in 2015. Quoted by Goal, he said:
“I am not closing the door to anything. Marseille have a new project, which seems interesting. Aside from that, we are obviously waiting to see the first few things the new owners do, but Marseille knows how I am attached to the club.”
Marseille, having recently undergone a takeover, aspire to reach the top of French football and establish themselves as one of the best sides in Ligue 1 once again. Not winning the league for six years, Marseille have a lot of work to do.
Turning 30 next year, Payet is running out of time in his playing career and it would be understandable if he was to leave next year to join a side that can offer European football.