David Sullivan gives clear answer when asked about offering Dimitri Payet a new contract

West Ham's Dimitri Payet reacts

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan says Dimitri Payet will only earn a new contract if he's still impressing by Christmas.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet reactsWest Ham's Dimitri Payet

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has told The Mirror that Dimitri Payet won't be receiving a new contract after Euro 2016.

Payet, 29, was the Hammers' marquee signing last summer as he joined the club from Marseille, and he far exceeded expectations with a superb first season in the Premier League.

West Ham's Dimitri Payet looks dejected

The French international playmaker hit nine goals and 12 assists in the Premier League, producing moments of magic to close out West Ham's time at Upton Park in style.

Payet's superb performances even earned him a new contract back in February, with The Mirror claiming that West Ham are forking out a huge £125,000-a-week to keep Payet in East London and out of the clutches of any interested clubs.

France's Dimitri Payet before the match

Since then, Payet became a star on the international stage with some impressive displays for France, as he notched three goals and two assists in just seven appearances for his country at Euro 2016.

Those displays have again raised questions over Payet's long-term future at the Olympic Stadium, with some fans concerned that he could be prised away in a big-money deal this summer.

West Ham co owner David SullivanWest Ham co-owner David Sullivan

Now, West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has been asked about the situation, and told The Mirror that Payet won't be receiving another new contract just because he impressed at Euro 2016.

Sullivan did add that Payet could earn a new deal if he continues to impress from now until Christmas, but right now there are no plans to hand the playmaker another contract - which could cause some concern amongst supporters again. 

"We’ve given him a new contract," said Sullivan. "If he’s still doing what he’s doing now at Christmas or the end of the season we might give him another new contract. But he’s only just signed a new contract four months ago and I don’t see that a few games for France entitles a new contract after four months," he added.

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