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The main reason Dimitri Payet left West Ham revealed

France - West Ham accepted £25m from Marseille bringing an end to Dimitri Payet’s controversial transfer saga; the player went on strike at the beginning of January in a bid to force through a return to his former club.

Payet who joined West Ham from Marseille on June 2015 for £10.7m, had West Ham manager Slaven Bilic insisting the club won't be forced into selling Dimitri Payet for less than what he's worth only for Marseille which had a £22.5m bid for Payet turned down on January 24, later secure his services by offering about £2.5m more to reach £25m. He travelled to France for a medical to complete the transfer to the Ligue 1 club.
During his time with the club he scored 15 goals in 60 appearances for West Ham, the current move will see him take a £25,000-a-week pay cut.

Payet made it clear he wanted to return to Marseille for family reasons throughout the negotiations
"Going back to Marseille is a personal choice. I was no longer feeling well at West Ham, I needed to return to my roots.
"I do not have to justify my behavior to West Ham," he said. I was not happy and needed to return home.
"I lived an exceptional year at West Ham. It didn't end in the way I would have wanted it to. I have a great memory of the fans of the club."

This might come as a surprise to many West Ham supporters, the France international only joined West Ham 18 months ago and is seen as a fans favorites prompting west ham to reward him with  a new  new five-and-a-half year deal worth about £125,000-a-week last February
Many have questioned how Slaven Bilic's side will cope without their talismanic star, but surprisingly West Ham's results have picked up of late since the Frenchman was banished from the first team squad.

Video: Dimitri Payet  Back to Olympique Marseille

But team mate Andy Carroll, dismissed suggestions Payet will be missed stressing that other West Ham players will step up in Payet’s absence.

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