Jacques-Henri Eyraud returned to the contract extension recently signed by Dimitri Payet and accompanied by a significant pay cut. A strong gesture from Reunion for the Olympian president.
If the file for the extension of Florian Thauvin, at the end of the contract next June has not finished talking to Marseilles, especially since theAC Milan and the Sevilla FC are already in line to welcome him, free, next summer, Marseille leaders, despite a difficult context, have settled the cases of Dimitri Payet and Steve mandanda, whose lease at OM expired in June 2021.
Respectively aged 35 and 33, the Marseille goalkeeper and his midfielder have both extended until 2024. A long extension, which may surprise for players who are blithely over their thirties, but accompanied by ‘a substantial drop in wages. Present in the program Top of The foot on RMC, Jacques-Henri Eyraud has also returned to the salary effort made by the two international tricolor and in particular that of the Reunion.
What Dimitri Payet did was something big
“I want to salute what Dimitri Payet and Steve Mandanda have done. I heard, “Payet actually asked for two more years, but he just smoothed out his salary.” This is not true, thus entrusted the Olympian president. The gesture Dimitri Payet made is an exceptional gesture, which does not exist in football. “
And the Olympian president to give some details on the new contract of the former Stéphanois. “A guy who comes to see you one day and says ‘This is my life, this is where I want to end my career’, and who agrees to divide his salary by two this year, then 30% the year next, it does not exist. He left money on the table, a lot of money. It’s an exceptional gesture “, he said, adding: “In football, as in life, there is love and proof of love. Sometimes I hear players say ‘OM is my club’ which is good, but showing love is even better. What Dimitri Payet did, like what Steve Mandanda did, is something big. ”