He’s signed!

All those rumours of a £38m bid from some random club in China are just a distant memory now the club have confirmed Dimitri Payet has signed an improved contract which keeps him in claret and blue until 2021.

He has been the Premier League’s signing of the season by a country mile and the club have moved quickly to tie him down for a longer period.

He’ll no doubt be on a hell of a lot more money, probably the highest earner at the club, but he certainly deserves it.

Six goals and six assists in the Premier League says it all really, and it’s not often the fans fall in love with a player as quickly as we have with Payet.

The man is a genius and it’s such a relief he’s definitely staying with us and, more important, he wants to stay.

But also, it just goes to show how far our football club has come. A few years ago we would’ve struggled to keep hold of our best performers. Now we’re getting them to sign new deals and keeping them at the club, with them ultimately buying in to the exciting future the club has. And all credit has to go to David Gold and David Sullivan for that. Absolutely superb.

Here’s how the fans reacted to the news…

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