Payet rejoins Marseille after forcing move from West Ham


Published 9:48 a.m. ET Jan. 29, 2017 | Updated 7 hours ago

France playmaker Dimitri Payet has re-joined his former club Marseille after forcing a move from West Ham — the Premier League club that helped to galvanize his career — just two days before the end of European soccer’s transfer window.

Marseille said on its website late Sunday night that 29-year-old Payet had signed a four-and-a-half year contract, with West Ham saying the fee was 25 million pounds ($31 million).

Ambitious Marseille has been under new ownership since October, with money readily available to invest, and on Sunday afternoon Payet tweeted a photo of a private jet with the boarding door open along with the words “coming back…

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