West Ham have indicted Dimitri Payet of display a miss of “commitment and respect” after a France general rejoined Marseille for £25m.
The Hammers insist they did not need to sell Payet and joint-chairman David Sullivan pronounced he wanted a actor to stay to “make an example” of him.
But Sullivan combined that manager Slaven Bilic authorized a sale in “the interests of patrol unity”.
Payet has sealed a four-and-a-half-year understanding with a Ligue 1 club.
West Ham’s matter in full
Joint-chairman David Sullivan
The bar would like to place on record a straightforward beating that Dimitri Payet did not uncover a same joining and honour to West Ham United that a bar and fans showed him, quite when it rewarded him with a remunerative new five-and-a-half-year understanding usually final year.
I would like to make it transparent that we have no financial need to sell a best players and that a preference to concede Payet to leave was in suitability with a wishes of a manager and a interests of patrol unity. To be frank, my house and we would have elite for him to have stayed in sequence to make an instance of him, as no actor is bigger than a club.
I am assured that with a peculiarity of a players we have brought in during Jan already, a patrol will be stronger during a finish of this send window than it was during a start.
How Payet’s Hammers career unfolded
The aggressive midfielder assimilated West Ham from Marseille for £10.7m in Jun 2015 and sealed a new five-and-a-half-year agreement in Feb 2016.
He excelled in his initial deteriorate with a London club, scoring 12 goals and earning a assignment for a PFA Players’ Player of a Year award.
During a 2015-16 deteriorate West Ham won 50% of a Premier League games that Payet played in, though usually one of a 8 matches he missed.
He afterwards helped France strech a final of Euro 2016, where a hosts were beaten by Portugal.
This deteriorate Payet’s change on a Hammers has waned, with a group winning 3 of a 4 games he has missed though usually 27.8% of those he has featured in.
However, statistics advise that his particular displays have not altered drastically.
Over 90 mins he averaged 3.27 shots this deteriorate compared to 2.42 final term, combined 4.4 chances per diversion compared to 4.17 final deteriorate and had some-more touches and a improved flitting correctness this season.
He also done some-more sprints per diversion this deteriorate and lonesome usually 100m reduction per compare (10.3km to 10.4km).
Bilic pronounced progressing this month that Payet, who has scored 3 goals this season, did not wish to play for a bar any more.
West Ham insisted he would not be sold, though after rejecting dual bids from Marseille and signing Robert Snodgrass, they motionless to sell a France general on Sunday.
As good as a squeeze of Snodgrass this month, a Hammers have also sealed centre-back Jose Fonte from Southampton for £8m.