Payet tells West Ham he wants out, fans react

There was some worrying news for West Ham United fans this morning when manager Slaven Bilic revealed that Dimitri Payet no longer wants to play for the club.

Arguably the Hammers’ best player stunned in the Premier League last season by helping the team finish seventh in the table.

The playmaker, who joined the East London club from Marseille in 2015, scored nine goals and bagged 12 assists in the top flight last season.

Payet has not exactly set the world alight this season, scoring two goals and making six others in 18 appearances during a dismal campaign for West Ham.

Slaven Bilic’s side sit 13th in the standings after winning six, drawing four and losing 10, and their new stadium in Stratford has not brought them much luck.

In this morning’s press conference, Bilic dropped the bombshell that Payet has given up on West Ham, but the boss insisted that the Frenchman will not be sold. BBC Sport  quotes the Croatian as saying:

“We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Dimitri Payet does not want to play for us. We are not going to sell him. I spoke to the chairman and this is not a money issue. We gave him a long contract because we want him to stay.”

After Bilic revealed the news, fans flooded onto Twitter to give their views on the dire situation.