Foot OM – Payet back at OM, salary shock revealed!

In January 2017, Jacques-Henri Eyraud made a totally unexpected move by paying €30 million to bring Dimitri Payet back to OM.

At the time, Dimitri Payet was considered one of the twenty best players in the world after a totally crazy season in the Premier League and after having played the European Championship in the shoes of a starter in the French team. To everyone’s surprise, Dimitri Payet lobbied hard to leave West Ham and return to Marseille Olympics, as he was courted by Manchester United and other Premier League bigwigs. In an interview with the British outlet Four Four Two, Slaven Bilic, his former coach at the Hammers, returned to the reasons for Dimitri Payet’s departure. The Croatian has revealed that a major salary discrepancy between Payet and the West Ham leaders was behind the French international’s departure, although it is hard to imagine that Dimitri Payet would get the salary he demanded at West Ham by signing for OM…

Payet, a wage disagreement at West Ham?

“When I talk about Dimitri, I can only say good things about him. With West Ham, he became a Premier League star and broke into the national team. And then he participated in Euro 2016 and asked to be promoted or to leave. The club refused as he had already done in his first season. I was in the middle of it all and watched him get a little less good. He then he said that he wanted to go home. It was not easy for me to handle this situation, but we did it smartly. During the Christmas period, when there were many games, we expected him to stay. He gave his best but was different in attitude. From the moment he was with us, his condition changed and that was even more so after the European Championship. It’s normal for a player’s appetite to grow when this happens.” revealed Dimitri Payet’s former manager at the Hammers, while the No. 10 OM shone in his short spell in the Premier League with 11 goals and 19 assists in a season and a half at West Ham.

At RMC on Le Vestiaire at the beginning of the week, Dimitri Payet also spoke about this period of his career. Along with William Saliba, Amine Harit and Pape Gueye, the Olympique de Marseille playmaker confirmed Manchester United’s interest in him at the time. “I am not someone who lives with regrets. I made the decision, both sports and family, to return to Marseille. There were also other clubs, big clubs. There was Manchester United and others. It was a personal and family choice. I think it was the best for me and my family. I had the opportunity to meet OM and now that you are there, you know what it is. Inevitably, to be able to spend all these years here and finish my career here is a huge thing for me and my family. I hope to finish here, as late as possible, and leave leaving a good mark.” revealed Dimitri Payet, whose departure West Ham supporters had a lot of trouble digesting in January 2016. It must be said that the Frenchman had established himself as the Hammers’ star player and in that sense, his desire to leave for a year and means, medium. only after his arrival did it go very badly…

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