Football

Thierry Henry names Dimitri Payet as best signing of the season

Published 8 Comments

Football News
24/7

Thierry Henry named Swansea City winger Andre Ayew as the best signing of the summer during the opening weeks of the 2015-16 campaign, but the Arsenal legend has now changed his mind.

Henry believes West Ham's Dimitri Payet has been the buy of the season and is surprised that other Premier League clubs did not compete with the Hammers for the France international's signature.

Payet, a £10.7 million signing from Marseille, has scored five goals and registered four assists in 12 Premier League appearances this season - and his eye-catching performances have not gone unnoticed by Henry.

SUBMIT AN ARTICLE

Apply to become a GMS writer by signing up and submitting a 250-word test article: http://gms.to/haveyoursay5

Article continues below

"Payet has been the buy of the season and I’m surprised other English teams did not go in for the French playmaker when it became clear he would be leaving Marseille," Henry said in The Sun, according the Mirror. "Brave on the ball, creative and with good vision, Payet has been the conductor of Bilic’s orchestra.

"If West Ham are going to progress as a club, it is essential they keep hold of players such as Payet and Manuel Lanzini."

Article continues below

Payet out for three months with ankle injury

Unfortunately for West Ham, though, Payet is likely to be out of action until February after he suffered an untimely ankle injury in the 1-1 draw against Everton before the international break.

The Hammers undoubtedly missed the 28-year-old's presence as they were comprehensively beaten 4-1 by Tottenham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

However, Lanzini - a former Under-20 international who has been linked with a move to Liverpool in recent days - further enhanced his burgeoning reputation by scoring a superb consolation goal.

With Payet out of action, Slaven Bilic will be looking to Lanzini to provide similar moments of inspiration.

But the sooner the Frenchman can return to action, the better it will be for West Ham.

Is Dimitri Payet really the best signing of the season? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Premier League
Arsenal
Thierry Henry
Football

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again