The West Ham playmaker netted another brilliant free-kick on Sunday afternoon.
Indeed, Barton was linked with a move to Upton Park in the summer but ended up moving to Burnley, while Payet joined West Ham and took the Premier League by storm.
And the Frenchman's brilliant form looks like it's only just beginning.
Against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on Sunday, Payet netted another trademark free-kick to put the Hammers 2-1 up against Paul Lambert's men, with Blackburn first taking the lead and Victor Moses equalising.
Karren Brady also took to Twitter, meanwhile, lauding Payet's 'spectacular' finish.
What a spectacular goal....well done Dimitri 2-1 up...COYI— Lady Brady (@karren_brady) February 21, 2016
He has plenty of competition but Payet may well be the best Premier League signing of the season.
Toby Alderweireld at Tottenham Hotspur has made a momentous impact but, in the final third, West Ham's summer signing can't be beaten in terms of skill, influence and rapport with supporters.