Jack Sullivan compares Dimitri Payet to Alexis Sanchez

The West Ham co-owner's son is hoping the summer signing can settle into Premier League life as well as the Arsenal forward.

Son of West Ham United co-over David Sullivan, Jack, has once again hailed summer signing Dimitri Payet, suggesting he hopes his impact will be similar to that of Alexis Sanchez's at Arsenal last term, according to his regular column on the club's official website.

Payet has already settled in well during pre-season at Upton Park but the hope will be that the Frenchman delivers when it matters.

And Sullivan Jr wants that delivery to match the likes of Arsenal's Sanchez.

Sullivan wrote on the official West Ham site: "Payet is a fantastic signing and we have already seen the skills and talent he is going to bring to the first-team this season.

"I know he was Slaven's first choice and we are delighted that we were able to clinch his signature. There is no doubt that Payet is going to scare opponents and he has settled in extremely fast.

"You only have to look at Alexis Sanchez and how quickly he settled into Arsenal last season. Hopefully Payet can do the same."

Sanchez did indeed enjoy a phenomenal debut campaign at Arsenal and there is no reason Payet can't have a similarly influential impact at West Ham. The Chilean may have had more of a responsibility on his shoulders in terms of playing in the Champions League as well as leading the Gunners to cup glory and a top-four finish.

But Payet's job at West Ham is a similar one as the east London club are also now in Europe and a top-four finish might be more like a top-six one for the Hammers. And the 28-year-old will likely be West Ham's most creative outlet next term.

No pressure, then.

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