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One can presume that the likes of Mark Noble and Andy Carroll are well represented by the delegation after their comments reported in the media this week.
SuperSlav and the board may be feeling a little red-cheeked as they have perhaps pandered to the player too much by repeatedly singling him out as a special talent and paying the much criticised 'loyalty' bonus of a reported £1 million only a few months back.
However, Colin the Contrarian, VERYWESTHAM's narky politics correspondent reckons there is more to this press release in the Times than meets the eye.
Big Colin reckons that it will pave the way for the club to take a U-turn on their absolute position of not selling him in January that has been the mantra of Mr Sullivan so far in this campaign.
West ham will likely claim that they are merely going along with the wishes of the squad by accepting the £22 million or thereabouts that Marseille have offered.
From a business perspective that's more than double the £10 million West Ham paid for Payet in 2015.
And presumably he will refund the loyalty bonus!
One wonders if that cash might be used as a fund to remove his name from the jerseys of fans who thought he was going to stay for something close to the five years he was contracted to?