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By osward kayange West Ham rebel Payet to sign for Marseille –

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By osward kayange

Sport Soccer
Premier League
Dimitri Payet looks set to move to
Marseille. Photo: Carl Recine/
Reuters
Dimitri Payet’s stand-off with
West Ham appears to be close to
a resolution with reports Sunday
the France international was
poised to sign for Marseille.
Premier League side West Ham
and Marseille have reached a deal
whereby the wantaway 29-year-
old moves to his former Ligue 1
employers in a 30 million euros
(£25 million) transfer until 2021,
L’Equipe said.
Payet is due in Marseille Sunday
for a medical and will be officially
presented at the Velodrome on
Monday, according to RMC.
This brings to an end a month
long saga with Payet refusing to
play for West Ham with his
teammates barring him from team
bonding sessions and dinners.
This month after Hammers
manager Slaven Bilic revealed
Payet wouldn’t play for the team
a steward had to guard the
photograph of him outside the
Hammers stadium.
Payet – who has been sent to
train with the Under-23 squad –
joined West Ham from Marseille
for £10 million ($12 million) in
2015 and signed a £125,000 per-
week five-year contract last
February.
West Ham are believed to have
turned down offers for Payet –
who had a sensational first
season, scoring 12 goals and
supplying 12 assists – of £19
million and another one of £20
million.
Payet’s arrival represents a coup
for Marseille’s new American
owner Frank McCourt,
representing a record signing for
the south coast side.
Payet joins Patrice Evra, the
veteran French defender who
arrived at Marseille last week on a
free transfer from Juventus.

 

 

 

 

 

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