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NOT FOR MONEY: Payet Begs West Ham To Let Him Leave For Marseille This Month

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French play-maker Dimitri Payet has now made a final request to West Ham to let him join Ligue 1 club Marseille and insisted that it has nothing to do with money.

Payet currently pockets a wage packet of £125,000-a-week at West Ham and he claimed that he wants to move to France, not for money but due to his family.

Payet also told his friends that he will earn less money at Marseille than what he currently earns after signing a mega deal with West Ham last season.

The French star insisted that he desperately wants to move to France in order to save his marriage and also because he wants his children to grow up in France.

Marseille and West Ham failed to reach an agreement for the sale of Dimitri Payet.

The French side’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud was reported to have traveled to London in a bid to make the deal happen, but it all went in vein as West Ham did not budge from their asking price of £30 million.

The France international had earlier told the Hammers that he will not play for the club in order to force the club into selling him.

Marseille refused to match the asking price for Payet and the deal looked to be off at least for the foreseeable future.

This was the Ligue 1 side’s second bid for the want-away star in the January transfer window.

FootTheBall also reported how Dimitri Payet’s strike at West Ham took a new turn as his wife Ludivine Payet moved back to France.

Even if a move back to Marseille is agreed it would only be a step-back in the dynamic midfielders career after flirting with the idea of a potential move to a bigger club.

No big club from Europe has shown any interest in the French star, which can be considered good news for Marseille, but it is believed that West Ham would not budge for anything under £30 million.

Payet had earlier accentuated that he would never play for West Ham but the French star resumed training with the under-23 squad. However, it is believed that he is desperate to make a switch in the January transfer window.

PayetAnd now Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has held further talks with West Ham in order to work something out and to reach an agreement over the want-away France star.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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