Ian Wright says Dimitri Payet could prove to be the signing of the summer

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Ian Wright seems to rate West Ham United attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet highly.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has said on BT Sport that West Ham United attacking midfielder Dimitri Payet could prove to be the signing of the summer.

The former England international striker made the comments during the Matchday Live with Fletch & Sav show on Saturday morning.

“I saw him when West Ham played Charlton (in a pre-season friendly),” said Wright. “The forwards didn’t quite get onto the level the balls he was playing through. If they start getting to his level, then he could be the signing of the summer.”

Payet has played just twice in the Premier League, but he has already made a huge impression.

The France international was brilliant against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in North London last weekend, helping the Hammers to a 2-0 win.

Against Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday afternoon, the 28-year-old scored in the second half to spark hopes of a comeback for Slaven Bilic’s side.

West Ham are an ambitious club and are aiming for a top-eight finish in the Premier League this season.

Payet’s class and form will be important for the Hammers in fulfilling that objective, but the rest of the West Ham players also need to do their bit.

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