If you’ve somehow missed it then sit down, especially if you’re a West Ham fan – Dimitri Payet wants to leave the club.
The French star has had many wondering just about where his head was in recent weeks and it appears it certainly wasn’t on his current employer’s plight with this latest revelation.
It comes at a time where the Hammers need togetherness and solidarity more than ever and when you need your stars to stand up and be counted – that’s what stars are.
Dimitri Payet, though, has proven himself to be a mercenary more than anything and West Ham just need to let him go now.
The suggestion is that the Hammers won’t sell him but won’t play him but how is that actually going to help anyone?
Imagine the West Ham players knowing Payet’s still one their supposed team-mates in all of this and yet he’s not going to show his face – how does that boost morale?
Selling him might not make them happy in the short-term but I know what I’d want if a team-mate had just sold me down the river.
The Hammers could get a decent wedge of cash to spend on players that actually make a difference and are willing to fight when at the moment they’re tying themselves in knots.
Less money to spend on players combined with unhappy campers and a star threatening a civil war – how does that get you out of a relegation battle?
Yes he’s a star and one of the best West Ham have had but it’s time to get shot of him and move on before this bright new era completely crashes to the ground.
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