Payet has been a star for West Ham..

Asmir Begovic wants Chelsea to sign Dimitri Payet this summer

Published 1 Comments

Asmir Begovic was asked to pick the one Premier League player he would bring to Chelsea if he had the choice.

As one of the strongest football leagues in the world, the goalkeeper had a smorgasbord of talent to choose from, ranging from Arsenal's classy Mesut Ozil to Tottenham's clinical Harry Kane.

He could have also chosen Manchester United's living legend Wayne Rooney or the newly crowned PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez, but opted for another breakthrough star of the season: Dimitri Payet.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article:

Article continues below

West Ham's new hero only arrived on these shores last summer but has burst onto the scene, displaying a fantastic range of skills, most notably his incredible ability from set-pieces.

The France international was nominated alongside Mahrez for the individual award and was also named in the PFA Team of the Year beating Ozil to a place in midfield.

Article continues below

'A Fantastic Talent'

Now, he has been given a big compliment from the Bosnian shot-stopper, who says he would see Chelsea sign Payet than any other player in the division.

“I would go for Dimitri Payet at West Ham," he told Sky Sports' Fantasy Football Club. “He’s a fantastic player, a fantastic talent, he’s someone who I’d like to sign, possibly.”

West Ham United v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Moving forward

Of course, a move from West Ham to Chelsea would be extremely hard to negotiate and it is very unlikely Payet would leave for the Hammers' cross-London rivals anytime soon.

Not only are West Ham likely to compete in the Europa League next season, but they will do so in the stunning Olympic Stadium. The 29-year-old will be given the chance to play in front of 60,000 fans in a world-class arena.

Despite only signing last summer, Payet also committed to a new five-year deal in February, bumping up his wage to £125,000-a-week and tying his future to east London for possibly the rest of his career.

Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

Light up the stadium

In a recent interview with Sky Sports pundit Thierry Henry, Payet confirmed his plans to see West Ham into this new era.

Asked if he could see himself at the club in three years time, Payet said: "Yes, because I never could have imagined experiencing a year quite like this one. Things are going well and I'm enjoying it.

"The team is good, we have a great coach and the fans are amazing, so I want to go far with this club because I'm in this position thanks to them offering the best possible conditions for me to express myself on the pitch."

Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United - The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round

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

Premier League
Didier Drogba
John Terry
Asmir Begovic

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


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. 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