Payet praised by Marseille prexy for pay cut
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.