Wednesday 18 October 2017

French star Dimitri Payet confirms his future plans ahead of new Premier League season

Dimitri Payet of France during the European Championship Final between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Nolwenn Le Gouic/Icon Sport) (Photo by Nolwenn Le Gouic/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Dimitri Payet of France during the European Championship Final between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Nolwenn Le Gouic/Icon Sport) (Photo by Nolwenn Le Gouic/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Press Association

France playmaker Dimitri Payet has insisted he is "100 per cent staying at West Ham".

The 29-year-old had been linked with with a move away from the London club after a number of impressive performances during his country's run to the final of Euro 2016.

But the former Marseille player, who helped the Hammers to a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League last season, has stressed his commitment to Slaven Bilic's team.

"I've heard about all the interest and I'm flattered. But I love West Ham," Payet told the Sun.

"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."

Press Association

Independent.ie Comments Facility

INM has taken the decision to remove the commenting facility on its online platform Independent.ie to minimise the legal risk to our business that arises from Ireland's draconian libel awards system.

We continue to look forward to receiving comments through direct email contact or via social media, some of which may still be featured on the website Independent.ie


Editor's Choice

Also in Sport