A West Ham Insider has claimed that the possibility of an “exciting” player coming back to the club is on the cards.
ExWHUemployee, a solid source of West Ham news with close links to the club, made the claim on his Twitter account on Thursday night.
He said that it was still unlikely, but that the deal was not dead.
The “exciting” ex player I spoke of being offered back to us on the radio show, may be back on. It’s unlikely, very unlikely but not dead ⚒
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) July 5, 2018
He didn’t name the West Ham player but it’s got fans flocking onto Twitter to speculate, with many fans desperate to know who the player is.
One possibility is Dimitri Payet, although fans are in two minds whether his return would be a good thing or not. It would certainly represent a sensational u-turn from the French attacker.
Here are the best reactions from West Ham fans:
many people mentioning Payet but that seems absolutely unreal
— Slavomír S (@slavsl) July 5, 2018
Bring him back. I hate myself. pic.twitter.com/tCFclVIN9K
— Pride of East London (@prideofeastldn) July 5, 2018
Come home Dimi all is forgiven ⚒️ @dimpayet17
— Jamie Moore⚒ (@JamieMoore76) July 5, 2018
And your Dimitri Payet one. Less face it the player ex is talking about has to be Payet.
The club will see all this positive energy from the fans to get him back and hopefully do it. Also a cheaper option than Anderson. Win win for the club and board! ⚒
Ex if we have been offered then it would be down to money with G&S. If Payet I would have him back tomorrow.
— Stephen Watkins (@SeahagW999) July 5, 2018
Either ravel or payet and I’ll be buzzing! Imagine that midfield with wilshere
This is torture , no one could get everyone off thier seats like dimi. Please be him. He got unfinished business with us.
— ⚒Paul T⚒ (@lincoln_hammer) July 5, 2018
Hope it’s not payet, such a disrupted influence on the team at the end of his time at West Ham. We don’t need bad eggs in the team anymore
— Edd vandome (@EddVandome) July 6, 2018
Payet apparently returning?He’s 31 ffs & isn’t exactly blessed with pace. There’s no sell on value at all, even on a free transfer there would be HUGE wages.
Payet would be a huge step backwards and would take away credibility the board have earned the past few months. #WHUFC
— ⚒ Forever Boleyn ⚒ (@foreverboleyn) July 6, 2018
Many West Ham fans appear ready to forgive and forget what happened after Payer agitated for a move from West Ham. He moved to Marseille for £26million in January 2017 – could he now be on the verge of a sensational return? It seems unlikely and it could be that West Ham fans are barking up the wrong tree. However, stranger things have happened in football and Payet might be tempted by the new players coming in and the chance to play under Manuel Pellegrini. It would be one of the most stunning moves of the summer if it did happen.