Transfer rumors: Payet linked to Real Madrid move

Transfer Rumors Payet

Spanish giants Real Madrid are reported to be eyeing a move for French midfielder Dmitri Payet, who had a great season with West Ham United in the Barclays Premier League in 2015/2016.

Payet was a key player for the Hammers in the season, scoring a total of 12 goals in 38 matches, a number of the goals being stunning and apparently, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has listed him among his targets for transfer in the summer.

Zidane, according to reports, feels Payet would be a great replacement for James Rodriguez, who Real Madrid are looking for a way out for.

Payet signed a new West Ham contract earlier this season, but the possibility of playing in the Champions League could convince him to leave. 

Having been called up to the French national team for the Euro 2016 tournament, Real Madrid are said to have put on hold talks until after the tournament.