Payet returns to Marseille after Premier League stay

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Dimitri Payet quickly became a household name in the Premier League because of the public’s exposure to the Frenchman, but talented attacker has completed his move back to France.

Marseille confirmed on Sunday that Payet has re-joined the club after spending the the last two seasons with West Ham United. In his time with the Hammers, the 29-year-old scored 15 goals in all competitions.

Payet had previously played throughout France during his career before landing with Marseille in 2013, with stops including Nantes and Lille.

It wasn’t until recently though that Payet began to receive international exposure. In 2016, the attacker made 17 appearances for the French national team, which was more than Payet had made for Les Bleus in the previous six years.

Marseille currently sits sixth in the Ligue 1 table, 16 points off the pace set by league leaders Monaco.