Monday, July 4

If France win the Euros will it make Payet more likely to stay at West Ham?

Another goal for Dimitri Payet last night for France against Iceland. While in the Daily Mail David Gold says: “We’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure Dimitri pulls on a claret and blue shirt next season. We want to improve our squad and Dimitri is an integral part of what we’re trying to do. But we also must be realistic. If Barcelona or Real Madrid made a bid and he wanted to move there, it would be difficult to keep him."

Thankfully the phone hasn't rung yet, but the thought occurs that it might be better for West Ham if France were to go on and win the European Championship. At least then Dimitri would, at 29, have a major medal under his belt and might be more likely to give West Ham another season and try to win a domestic trophy. If the Germans beat France (probably on penalties) it might all look different and he could be tempted to go for guaranteed trophies at Real Madrid or Barcelona. Another option would be to wait until the January transfer window before he weighs up West Ham's chances against any bids. In the meantime let's just be thankful that we've still got Payet.

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