Payet forfeits January salary to force his move to Marseille

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It has emerged that Dimitri Payet forfeited all his January salary to force his move from West Ham United to French side Olympique de Marseille .

The Frenchman who was on £125,000-per-week salary in Hammer on Sunday rejoined Marseille in a controversial circumstance.

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan told BBC the inside story of Payet’s transfer.

He said, “I think for the last six or eight weeks, he’s not been talking to anybody in the squad. He’s gone to the corner of a room for his meals and isolated himself from everybody.

“Before that, he was bubbly and happy, shakes everyone’s hand before the match.

“Either it was a tactic or something in his head had changed. The team wanted him out. The manager, with the greatest reluctance, wanted him out. And as much as we didn’t want him out, you can’t go against the consensus of the team and manager.”

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