By Harvey Byrne
West Ham co-owner David Gold aimed at dig at rebel Dimitri Payet on Twitter on Monday morning after suggesting the January transfer window should be closed.
Hammers boss Slaven Bilic revealed in a press conference last Thursday that the 29-year-old star was refusing to play for the side, while actively looking for a way out.
But, the east London side are intent on keeping their best player, who is still contracted to the club until 2021.
This has led to Gold aiming a dig at the player on his personal Twitter account on Monday, suggesting that with players holding top flight clubs to ransom, the winter window should be closed.
With a number of top Premier League players holding clubs to ransom is it time to close the January transfer window? dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) January 16, 2017
Despite Gold’s beliefs West Ham are also actively scouring the winter market and have reportedly put in bids for a number of players.
The Hammers have had a disappointing start to the campaign after last season’s success and they have already allowed loan striker flop Simone Zaza to leave the club this window.
The club are currently placed in 12th in the Premier League after a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday and they will now be hoping that Payet doesn’t cause too much disruption as they look to push on.
In other West Ham news, Mark Noble has also talked about Payet.