Dimitri Payet has committed himself to West Ham United amid reports that he could soon be the subject of an offer from the lucrative Chinese Premier League.
Sky Sports understands that an unnamed club from the Far East are prepared to pay the 28-year-old French international £135,000-a-week after tax.
Payet has proven to be one of the best Premier League signings of the season, scoring six goals and four assists to help the Hammers into European contention.
Speculation this morning claimed that Payet’s agent has demanded that West Ham put an improved offer on the table for his client to pledge his future to the club.
But the former Marseille forward has moved to play down all the rumours with a tweet this afternoon, insisting that he is loving his time at the Boleyn Ground.
— Dimitri Payet (@dimpayet17) February 9, 2016
In this season’s Premier League, only Arsenal assist king Mesut Ozil (4.3) averages more key passes per game than Payet (3.7), and it is his creativity and flair which makes him a target for China.
The Chinese Premier League has recently shown its massive spending power with the £38m capture of top Liverpool target Alex Teixeira and £25m signing of midfielder Ramires from Chelsea.
The Hammers could soon become the latest club to suffer under China’s fortune because Payet is eligible to leave immediately – the Chinese transfer window does not close until February 26.
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