Betting company make West Ham's Payet fourth favourite for Ballon d'Or

West Ham's Dimitri Payet puts his shirt over his head after missing a chance to score

Dimitri Payet has lit up the Euros following a stellar season with West Ham United.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet reactsWest Ham's Dimitri Payet has been sensational over the last 12 months

Betting company BETVICTOR have slashed the odds on West Ham United and France star Dimitri Payet winning the Ballon d'Or this year.

Payet's heroics for his country at Euro 2016 has elevated his reputation even further and now BETVICTOR have made him the 10/1 fourth favourite to win the prestigious award. He is behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in the betting. To be mentioned alongside names sch as those is evidence in itself of how highly the 29-year-old former Marseille man is regarded within the game.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates after winning the Copa del Rey FinalBarcelona's Lionel Messi has five Ballon d'Or awards to his name

The mercurial West Ham star has been in scintillating form for Les Bleus in their first two group games of the Euros. He has scored two goals and managed an assist in France's two wins that has guaranteed their progression to the knock-out stages.

France's Dimitri Payet before the match Payet has played a starring role for France at the euros

In 30 Premier League games for West Ham last term, Payet managed nine goals and 12 assists and helped the Hammers to seventh place in the league.

Could the Messi Ronaldo Ballon d'Or winning monopoly be broken this year? Incredibly, 13 of the last 15 World Player of the year awards have gone to either a Barcelona or Real Madrid player. Although Payet is arguably the best player on the planet at the present time, it would still be a long shot to think he could win the Ballon d'Or without playing Champions League football this season.

If he can continue the form he is in over the course of the 2016/17 campaign, however, it may be hard to ignore the uniquely talented Frenchman.

West Ham's Dimitri PayetPayet has become one of the hottest properties in world football 

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