The France international winger has moved to the Hammers from Ligue 1 outfit Marseille, as announced on the Premier League club’s official website.
Payet has signed a five-year contract with a further one-year option for an undisclosed eight-figure fee.
Former West Ham defender Dicks believes that the 28-year-old will prove to be a good signing, but he has urged the Frenchman to be consistent.
Good signing for West Ham
The signing of Payet is a real statement of intent from West Ham, who have lofty ambitions for the future.
The Frenchman was one of the best players in Ligue 1 last season, helping Marseille finish fourth in the league table.
The former Lille star scored seven goals and created 134 chances in 36 league appearances.
The 28-year-old had a pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 47%, and won three headers, 66 dribbles and 17 tackles.
Payer’s arrival at West Ham is going to make the London outfit real challengers for a top-six or top-eight finish in the Premier League next season.
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