Were Hammers owners naive over Payet sale?
France Football report that Dalian Yifang have made Payet their number one target in the January window and are prepared to triple his salary.
The Chinese club are about to appoint former Monaco boss Leonardo Jardim as manager.
The report claims Marseille want around £30million for the playmaker. That’s £5million more than the figure they reportedly paid to bring him back from West Ham.
If Payet does move on just two years after leaving West Ham, owners David Sullivan and David Gold will surely regret not inserting a sell-on clause in the deal.
New heroes emerging
Even a base level 5% sell-on clause would have landed the Hammers an extra £1.5 million. A more typical 10% clause and Manuel Pellegrini’s coffers could have been boosted by £3 million.
They say those who have the last laugh, laugh longest.
But with the likes of Felipe Anderson, Declan Rice, Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski and Marko Arnautovic starring for their team now Hammers fans are not short of players to replace the hero as West Ham’s talisman.