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Sports News of Sunday, 28 June 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Payet signs contract extension with Marseille, takes huge pay-cut

Dimitri Payet Dimitri Payet

France international Dimitri Payet has signed a contract extension with Olympique de Marseille to remain at the club for the next two years until 2024.

The club said on Saturday that the former West Ham star accepted a 50% pay cut for next season.

"To love the club is good, to prove it is better," the forward, who had previously refused a pay cut amid the COVID-19 crisis, told a joint news conference with coach Andre Villas-Boas and president Jacques-Henri Eyraud.

His salary for 2021-22 will be 30% less than this season's reported €6 million.

"I went to see the president to make this proposal," added Payet.

Payet, who helped take France to the Euro 2016 final, won the last of his 38 caps in October 2018.

“He’s accepted to cut his salary for 30% for the 2021-22 season. In the two additional years, he has agreed that his basic salary will be cut between 40% and 60%.


“He’s given up his qualification bonuses for European competitions and a very large part of his payment over the last two years of his deal will only be guaranteed if he is a starter. If he’s not in a position to speak on the park, then his wage will be dramatically reduced for a player of his experience and his quality.

“This unprecedented effort shows the attachment that Payet has to this club.”“He’s accepted to cut his salary for 30% for the 2021-22 season. In the two additional years, he has agreed that his basic salary will be cut between 40% and 60%.


“He’s given up his qualification bonuses for European competitions and a very large part of his payment over the last two years of his deal will only be guaranteed if he is a starter. If he’s not in a position to speak on the park, then his wage will be dramatically reduced for a player of his experience and his quality.

“This unprecedented effort shows the attachment that Payet has to this club,” the president said.

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