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OM: huge turnaround for Payet?

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Shelved by Igor Tudor last season, Dimitri Payet wants to stay at the club and intends to prove his worth to Marcelino to get playing time.

Dimitri Payet, OM Olympique de Marseille

One year from the end of his contract, Dimitri Payet does not plan to leave Olympique de Marseille, despite a complicated season where he spent most of his time observing his partners from the sidelines. In an interview given to France Soccerthe Reunionese had also been very clear on this subject: “This year has certainly been complicated. But, at my age, I still learned. I will not miss my outing. I want to leave through the front door, and even at 36, I still have goals that keep me awake. I tell myself that I can’t stop until I win something with this club“, he confided at the end of the season.

The arrival of Marcelino is therefore an opportunity for the former West Ham player to revive himself, although the preferential system of the Spanish manager, namely the 4-4-2, does not necessarily highlight his qualities. In the first friendly match against Nîmes, the attacking midfielder played half time, but he did not fly away with the rest of his partners in Germany. An absence justified by the club: “For personal reasons, Dimitri Payet could not go on training at the same time as the rest of the group, this Monday afternoon. The player will stay in Marseille for the next few days with his family.

Payet finally on the start?

This Friday, our colleagues from L’Équipe report that the native of Saint-Pierre trained alone at the Commanderie the day before. A situation that is difficult to explain. It is rumored that Dimitri Payet is not in Marcelino’s plans either and could even join the loft with Pol Lirola, Jordan Amavi and Konrad De la Fuente.

The daily also specifies that the Frenchman is courted in Turkey and Saudi Arabia. As he explained, his first option remains OM, but the promise of a new season on the bench could undoubtedly change the situation.

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