West Ham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are nervously biting their finger nails, after it was reported one of Spain’s biggest clubs are closing in on their talisman.
According to France Football via the Express, Real Madrid are looking to sign Slaven Bilic’s star man Dimitri Payet, as a replacement if they lose one of two forwards.
James Rodriguez and Jese are both on the list of many European clubs this summer and with both of them struggling to fit into Zinedine Zidane’s first team, it is likely they would both be open to a move.
Meaning if Madrid do make an offer for the French international, it will only be after they have sold either of their wanted forwards.
After arriving from Marseille for £10.7 million, Payet has had an impressive debut season in the Premier League and Madrid will have to pay big bucks to bring him to the Bernabeu after he signed a new deal in February, keeping him at the club until 2021.
Our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern admits he can’t see this deal materialising, and thinks that the Hammers will do all in their power to keep the influential Frenchman at the club!
West Ham fans. We know it’s something you don’t want to thin about, but how much would you be willing to sell Dimitri Payet for? Let us know your thoughts below!