Payet praised by Marseille president for taking big pay cut

PARIS (AP) — 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 euros ($561, 000) in half next season, then by 30% the following season and 40-60% 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,”
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