After rejecting contacts in France, Dimitri Payet might end up playing in Brazil. A first division club is attempting to sign him.
OM Transfer Market: Vasco da Gama Interested in Dimitri Payet.
The future of Dimitri Payet is generating a lot of discussion. Since his departure from Olympique de Marseille on July 21st, the 36-year-old attacking midfielder has options to bounce back. Stade Rennais and FC Nantes had proposed in Ligue 1, but he doesn’t want to betray his former team. Therefore, we should expect to see Dimitri Payet in a foreign club, but we still don’t know which one.
On Friday, journalist Saber Desfarges announced that 4 teams were interested in his situation. Among them, a club from Saudi Arabia could be in the mix. Dimitri Payet is sought after in the Saudi Pro League, where his profile is considered interesting. However, no identity has been revealed, leaving doubt hanging over the future of the Réunionnais. Some of this doubt can now be dispelled: we know the name of one of the 4 teams courting the player. According to Fabrizio Romano, it’s Vasco da Gama. Currently nineteenth (out of 20) in the Brazilian Serie A, the club is looking to enlist him as a free agent according to the journalist.
A substantial offer, the Payet camp hasn’t responded yet.
The directors of Vasco da Gama are reportedly confident about Dimitri Payet‘s arrival. Despite limited finances, Vasco da Gama would have made significant progress in negotiations with his entourage. A substantial offer has been made, still according to Fabrizio Romano. The Brazilian club is now awaiting the response of the midfielder, who should discuss it with his agent. It’s possible that new negotiations will start in the coming days.
In any case, Vasco da Gama seems to be well on its way to becoming the next destination for Dimitri Payet. The news of progress in the matter should please Pablo Longoria, who parted ways with the player unexpectedly. The Spanish president of OM was quickly forgiven by the fans, as 6 recruits joined Canebière this summer. And they’re no small names: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Renan Lodi, Ismaïla Sarr, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Ruben Blanco, and Iliman Ndiaye. Prestigious names that haven’t allowed Marseille to start their season well. The Phocéens were beaten by Panathinaikos in the first leg of the Champions League playoff in Greece (1-0), last Wednesday.