Tottenham fans have no sympathy for West Ham's predicament.
Slaven Bilic confirmed the winger wants to leave, at his morning press conference, and speculation is set to ramp up regarding Payet's next move.
West Ham United's Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring
While he would improve their options, this is one deal West Ham's controversial owners David Gold and David Sullivan would dare not approve.
France's Dimitri Payet celebrates
Spurs fans know all about what it is like to lose a star player, begrudgingly letting Gareth Bale leave for Real Madrid in 2013.
Yet there is no sympathy for their London rivals, with Tottenham fans reacting to the news with a mixture of mocking, and debating whether Payet would be a worthwhile addition for their own team.
Here is a look at the reaction to the developments from a Spurs perspective via Twitter...
If Payet is leaving West Ham then I would take him at Spurs. Wouldn't be a bad January signing #COYS— Harry C (@HazSpur92) January 12, 2017