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West Ham boss Bilic gives verdict on astonishing Payet chewing gum trick

By Emma Sanders

Slaven Bilic was amazed by Dimitri Payet’s chewing gum juggling after a video was released of the West Ham star performing the trick on Twitter.

West Ham ace, Payet showed off his footballing skills by doing keepy-ups with chewing gum – something not many could do.

In his press conference on Tuesday morning, Bilic told reporters Payet was that good and it didn’t surprise him that the midfielder could pull off such an amusing trick.

Payet was recently named in the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon D’or after enjoying a hugely succesful season with the Hammers in 2015-16.

He lit up the stage in the European Championships for France too, scoring some wonderous goals on their way to the final.

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The midfielder has been one of the bright lights in east London with West Ham struggling in 15th place to gain consistency.

In his opening nine league appearances, Payet has scored one goal and provided four assists, continuing his form as one of the team’s most important players.

In other West Ham news, the club are preparing to make a £1.5 million bid for this former Arsenal academy star.