The future of Dimitri Payet – who starred in France’s 5-2 Euro 2016 victory over Iceland on Sunday night – continues to be one of the major themes of this summer’s transfer market.
And co-owner of West Ham, David Gold, has admitted to the The Sun that there has been strong interest from La Liga in the player. “We’ll fight tooth and nail to make sure Dimitri pulls on a claret and blue shirt next season,” he told the UK newspaper.
“If he wanted to move, it would be difficult to keep him”
“We want to improve our squad and Dimitri is an integral part of what we’re trying to do. But we also must be realistic. If Barcelona or Real Madrid made a bid and he wanted to move there, it would be difficult to keep him.
“You can’t have a great player like Dimitri and expect no one to make a bid, especially with the performances he’s producing at the Euros.”