Today, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic told the press that Dimitri Payet has requested a transfer, despite the playmaker signing a five-year contract extension in the summer.
The French international clearly doesn’t fancy it at the bottom of the table and wants out of a seemingly sinking ship.
SB: “We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but @dimpayet17 does not want to play for us. We are not going to sell him.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) January 12, 2017
Bilic says West Ham won’t sell, but clubs nearly always do when a prize asset kicks off to an extent such as this.
There is absolutely NO evidence Liverpool are interested (we’re not sure his work ethic would appeal to Klopp), but this didn’t stop fans and big Liverpool accounts debating on Twitter whether we should submit a bid!
It would probably be worth it just to annoy those irritating West Ham Twitter accounts who thought they were out direct rival after moving to the Olympic Stadium, which is something FSG should obviously consider when weighing up a bid…
Let us know your thoughts!
Personally, we think our attack needs pace and power to break down stubborn, deep backlines – and in Coutinho – we already have a younger, better version of Payet.
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— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) January 12, 2017
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) January 12, 2017
— Aaron Price (@aaron_price88) January 12, 2017
Don’t want Dimitri Payet at Liverpool and I’m sure we’re not going to bid for him anytime soon. We’ve got attacking mids.
— Rougéz (@dboetan7i) January 12, 2017
I’d like Liverpool to sign Payet he’d piss in our team for next two seasons if not longer he’s a player. But we only buy young’ish for p 😑
— Mirfus (@Tommy_Dirtus) January 12, 2017
— Dumie Matsebanane (@DumieM28) January 12, 2017
Liverpool should actually give Payet a consideration. We need a player atm and should be able to get him for 25 million.
— Firmino (@ZaanQadri) January 12, 2017
Dimitri Payet is doing a Tevez, Mascherano esqe stunt and refusing to play anymore for West Ham. We should be cheeky, £15m.
— Liverpool Exposé (@LFCExpose) January 12, 2017
I’d have Payet based on his set piece delivery alone. #LFC
— LiverpoolAllDay (@LiverpoolAllDay) January 12, 2017
I know it goes against Klopps way of working in the transfer market but id love if Liverpool went in for Payet, ideal for what we need now!
— Martin Deady (@MDeady3) January 12, 2017
Liverpool has got to pull a shock move for Payet he would thrive under Klopp throw the damn cash at him!
— Cody Keegan (@TheNormalOne705) January 12, 2017
are there people shouting Payet out for Liverpool? really?
— Leonard Archer (@fishpainting) January 12, 2017