West Ham given chance to re-sign £25m star who was a “d***head” to them

Oli Fisher
Dimitri Payet: Made second debut for Marseille on Tuesday

West Ham have reportedly been offered the chance to secure a shock return for a Marseille star this summer.

According to the Guardian, representatives of former midfielder Dimitri Payet have offered the 31-year-old back to the Hammers.

Payet left West Ham in controversial circumstances in January 2017 when he demanded a transfer away from the East Londoners.

The France international even admitted he manipulated his situation to his benefit.

“I know how to be a d**khead,” he told So Foot. “It’s one of my specialties. It’s a little game. When I want to p*ss everyone off, I do it.

“My managers understood that: when I sulk, they talk to me. It’s a way for me to be heard. Those who know me play along, and in the end it goes well.”

However, since his £25million move to Ligue 1 giants Marseille he has struggled to find form again, and the Guardian report suggests that a sensational return to the London Stadium could be on the cards.

Manuel Lanzini is out until next year after a ligament injury, and new boss Manuel Pellegrini is reportedly looking to add attacking flare to his squad.

Payet would likely command a £25m fee once again, but his re-signing would certainly divide opinion among Hammers fans.