West Ham joint-chairman, David Sullivan has expressed his disappointment at Dimitiri Payet’s decision to force the club to sell him off.
Sullivian stated : ‘The club would like to place on record its sincere disappointment that Dimitri Payet
did not show the same commitment and respect to West Ham United that the club and fans showed
him, particularly when it rewarded him with a lucrative new five-and-half-year deal only last
‘I would like to make it clear that we have no financial need to sell our best players and that
the decision to allow Payet to leave was in accordance with the wishes of the manager and the
interests of squad unity.
To be frank, my Board and I would have preferred for him to have
stayed in order to make an example of him, as no player is bigger than the club.
‘I am confident that with the quality of the players we have brought in during January already,
the squad will be stronger at the end of this transfer window than it was at the start.
Dimitri Payet has completed his £25million return to former club Marseille after forcing his
way out of West Ham.