Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has revealed why he chose not to sign in-form midfielder Dimtiri Payet from Marseille before the 29-year-old moved to West Ham last summer.
Wenger, who has been on the look-out for a classy striker, said he is lucky to have good players playing in Payet’s midfield role. According to Wenger, he had considered signing France star Dimitri Payet but decided against it because he was not consistent.
Wenger told Daily Express when asked if he had considered a move for Payet: “Yes. Often. Very often, I have to say that I asked myself that question during my career.”
And Redknapp insists that the club will do all they can to keep the 29-year-old: “I don’t think they’d sell him. West Ham have a new stadium, 60,000 stadium, Olympic Stadium, sold 50-odd thousand season tickets. David Sullivan, David Gold, they aren’t into selling that club, it’s worth a fortune. They won’t be short of money, I don’t see a reason why they would sell their star player.”