West Ham who are moving to the Olympic stadium after the end of this season have broken the bank to keep one of their start players at the club even after the end of this season.
The Hammers who purchased mid-field genius Dimtri Payet from Marseille this season have been impressed with the way the French international has played this season and have now broken the record for their most expensive deal to keep the player at the club amidst interests from other Premier League clubs.
Ever since coming into the Premier League, Payet has been superb for the Hammers and has given them a great chance to enter their new stadium with European football in the first season.
Payet is now the highest played player in the history of the London franchise. He has signed a new five-and-a-half-year contract worth up to £125,000-per-week. Sportsmail revealed details of the contract proposal on Tuesday.
The offer comprises of a £68,000-a-week basic wage, £25,000-a-week appearance fee, £1m signing-on fee, plus other bonuses, taking the total to around £125,000.
Payet with his breakthrough season at Upton Park has caught the eye of a number of clubs all around the world including Chinese franchise Shanghai Shengua, who offered Payet a deal worth £135,000-per-week.
The likes of Arsenal and Manchester City were also linked with a move for the player this summer after it was revealed that the agent of the player demanded a better looking contract for his star client.
This has seen Bilic and the West Ham board act quickly to offer him a new lucrative deal to keep Payet at the club for another 5 and a half years.
Payet has scored 6 goals and provided 4 assists this season in 18 appearances and boasts a pass accuracy of 82%. He will still be on the radar of cash rich clubs and may turn to him in desperate times.
But a new contract from the club which is on the rise might just be enough to keep the French international in London for atleast another season.
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