​When you've had the season that Dimitri Payet has had, bids from Europe's top teams are no longer a surprise, but it would be foolish for him to leave West Ham United.


First of all, this is not to say that Payet is moving away from East London, but the rumour mill has been kept turning thanks to the Frenchman's remarkable form the Les Blues in Euro 2016.

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He has been the best player in the European Championship so far and is in the form of his career, so realistically he could slot in nicely at the likes of Real Madrid or Chelsea. However, he owes a lot to Slaven Bilic and Co. and would be far better off in the claret and blue.


Payet is 29-years-old, so he probably has three seasons at his peak remaining, and so surely he wants to start week in, week out.


Just look at what one season at West Ham has done for his career, particularly when it comes to his national side, as he has gone from someone not even in the squad to their key man at a major competition in the space of a few months.

He could walk out at the Olympic Stadium this August to a chorus of 'We've got Payet', rather than watch his Madrid team mates from the bench, waiting for an opportunity to impress. Payet could be the star man, or he could be one of many star men.


This is not to say that the Hammers' number 27 could not compete in one of Europe's top teams, because he definitely could, but it makes sense to be the main man, picking up goals and assists before he hits retirement.

This is Payet's chance to become a club legend in East London, to go down in history as one of the most impact-ful and loved individuals ever. Another two great seasons in claret and blue could earn him a spot in France's World Cup squad for Russia 2018, and some bookies have even given him an outside chance of being a Ballon d'or nominee.


Dimitri Payet's career has been crazy in the past year, and although he will have the chance to play at the world's best sides, he would be foolish to leave West Ham, where he could be a hero for years to come.

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