Payet says Evra told him he'd be a success in Premier League

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates after the game

The 29-year-old has been a roaring success at West Ham.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet looks dejected

Quoted by The Mirror, West Ham United star Dimitri Payet has revealed that Manchester United legend Patrice Evra recommended English football to him.

The 29-year-old playmaker has been a hit in the Premier League following a £10 million switch from Marseille last summer, netting 12 goals and setting up 14 in all competitions to establish himself as a huge fan favourite among the Irons supporters.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet reacts

His West Ham success has also led to him being given a second wind at international level, and on Friday the Frenchman scored a last-minute wonder goal as les Bleus kicked off their Euro 2016 campaign with a 2-1 win over Romania.

Indeed, things are good for Payet at the moment - very good, in fact - but the attacker says it was Red Devils and Premier League legend Evra who told him that a switch to England would see his form spike.

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates after the game

He said, via The Mirror: “Patrice Evra told me that playing in England would take my game to a new level — and he was right.

"It is the most ­competitive league in the world — every game you have to fight for. There is no doubt I have become a better player there.”

Payet is one of the best players in Europe at the moment and it was reported by Le10 Sport this week that Real Madrid were preparing a £40 million bid for the schemer.

France's Patrice Evra celebrates at the end of the match

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