Dimitri Payet: I’m 100 percent staying at West Ham

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Dimitri Payet burst onto the Premier League scene last season, grabbing nine goals and 12 assists in his first year with West Ham.

After being named to the PFA Team of the Year, Payet helped lead France to the EURO 2016 final this summer, where he was also named to the Team of the Tournament.

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The 29-year-old’s performances have led to reports that clubs such as Barcelona and Real Madrid were interested in making a move for the midfielder, with West Ham chairman David Gold saying they would only listen to offers of more than $65 million.

However, there’s no need to worry in East London, as Payet told The Sun that he will be staying at West Ham next season.

I’ve heard about all the interest and I’m flattered.

But I love West Ham. We had a fantastic season and I can’t wait to play in the Olympic Stadium.

I’m 100 per cent staying at West Ham, I love the club. I can tell the Hammers fans that.

Payet was one of the main reasons West Ham pushed for a spot in Europe last season, flourishing under Slaven Bilic‘s setup. With the summer acquisitions of Gokhan Tore and Sofiane Feghouli, Payet will have even more options on the attack as the Hammers look to challenge with the Premier League’s best.