Jack Collison: Dimitri Payet has been the signing of the season

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Former West Ham man Collison has high praise for Dimitri Payet.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Jack Collison has praised the team that West Ham have started building this season, singling out Dimitri Payet as the signing of the season.

Collision said: “They are building a team who can go out and excite fans. I think Payet has been the best signing of the season - he’s been magnificent. His performances in some games have been unbelievable.”

It is hard to disagree with Collison’s comments, with Payet undoubtedly the Hammers’ best summer signing, and arguably the best in the entire Premier League.

He has been the centre point of all the brilliance shown by the side this season, scoring four goals and registering three assists in eight games.

The French international has excelled in the Premier League, and he fulfils the criteria of not only being a good player statistically, but of also being able to excite fans who are watching him.

When playing at the top of his game, few English-based players can come anywhere near Payet in terms of his on-the-ball ability, and signing him is a sign that the Hammers now have the financial power and reputation to draw the best players from across Europe to the Boleyn Ground.

It is an exciting time to be concerned with West Ham, and if they continue to grow as they have been, Payet will only be the first big-name player to be turning out for the Hammers in the coming years.

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