Huge Hammers boost! France sensation Dimitri Payet says he is ‘100 per cent staying at West Ham’

15 Jul

Dimitri Payet has quashed speculation over his future by declaring he is “100 per cent staying at West Ham”.


The 29-year-old was a revelation in his debut Premier League season after joining the Hammers from Marseille in a £10.7m deal in June 2015.

He scored nine goals to help his side finish 12th in the-flight and was nominated for the prestigious PFA Player of the Year prize.

Having taken that fine form into Euro 2016, scoring three times during France’s run to the final, Payet has caught the attention of clubs across Europe.

Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of the sides to have been linked with a swoop for the playmaker and there are fears among West Ham fans he could have his head turned.

But Payet has now insisted he is going nowhere this summer and is excited by the prospect of playing for the east London club at the Olympic Stadium.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: “I’ve heard about all the interest and I’m flattered. But I love West Ham. We had a fantastic season and I can’t wait to play in the Olympic Stadium.

“I’m 100 per cent staying at West Ham, I love the club. I can tell the Hammers fans that.”

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