West Ham United fans debate possible return of controversial Payet

There is no doubt that Dimitri Payet was a fantastic player for West Ham United, and arguably one of the best that has graced the East London club’s pitch in years.

However, in January 2017, the fans’ opinion of the creative player completely switched on account of his off-field behaviour.

The Frenchman tried to push for a move away from the club, and when they initially resisted, he refused to play.

Then-manager Slaven Bilic shunned Payet from the first team, and eventually the midfielder was granted a return to Marseille.

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On Thursday, West Ham insider known as ExWHUemployee tweeted that there was a slim chance of an “exciting” player returning to the East London outfit.

That nugget of news led to a debate about Payet potentially making a shock move back to the Hammers.

The response from supporters on Twitter has been mixed, with some willing to forgive and forget and others believing that the club would be making a huge mistake allowing him to be part of Manuel Pellegrini’s side.