Danny Murphy backs Dimitri Payet to become fans favourite at West Ham

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Former England midfielder Danny Murphy has suggested that Dimitri Payet will become a very popular player at West Ham United.

Former Tottenham and Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy told talkSPORT that he feels Dimitri Payet is the West Ham summer signing that fans will really take to.

Payet was announced as a summer signing for the Hammers earlier in the summer and he’s had an instant impact at the club, influencing a number of pre-season games ahead of an important Premier League season for the club.

“Dimitri Payet from Marseille is an interesting one because he’s a skilful player who plays in that number ten role, he can find a pass and he can definitely make things happen, he’ll be a fans favourite, he’s a talent,” he told talkSPORT.

Will Payet start for West Ham?

It would be a major surprise if West Ham boss Slaven Bilic decides not to use Payet in behind the striker against Arsenal this weekend and for the majority of the season.

He seems to be a player who likes to get into possession of the ball as quickly as possible before turning on the opposition and attacking them directly.

He’s got the pace and agility to be able to dodge heavy challenges designed to knock him out of possession and should improve in terms of consistency as he plays more Premier League games.

How will the fans take to Payet?

The best way for Payet to improve his relationship with the club’s fans is to play effectively and influence big games.

If he does that while entertaining the fans, then he will quickly become a very popular player around the club and someone who could have a big say on the side’s Premier League position.

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