Payet praised by Mar­seille prexy for pay cut

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Mar­seille’s club pres­i­dent praised play­maker Dim­itri Payet for ac­cept­ing a sig­nif­i­cant pay cut when sign­ing a new two-year deal un­til 2024. Jac­ques-Henri Eyraud said Payet will slash his re­ported monthly salary of €500,000 ($561,000) in half next sea­son, then by 30 per­cent the fol­low­ing sea­son and 40-60 per­cent for the two ex­tra years on his new con­tract.

In ad­di­tion, the 33-year-old former France in­ter­na­tional agreed to waive any bonuses linked to qual­i­fy­ing for Euro­pean com­pe­ti­tion and to lower his salary even fur­ther be­tween 2022-24 if he is not a reg­u­lar starter in games. “Dim­itri came to see me to tell me that he wants to be ‘Mar­seille for life.’ I re­ally liked hear­ing these words,” Eyraud said.

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