Could the improbable be about to happen?
According to the popular tabloid news source, the Mirror, somebody who went from hero to villain could be set to make a dramatic return to the club.
During his time with the club, Dimitri Payet enthralled us all with his skills, the attacking midfielder was the spark in our side when it came to producing the unexpected.
But then it all went very sour!
Payet decided that he wanted to leave the Hammers and was, subsequently, sold to the French club Marseille.
However, fast forward eighteen months and the scenario appears to have changed dramatically
Our source is suggesting that Payet has been offered to the club in a transfer package and that Manuel Pellegrini is keen for the player to make the move.
But, our source is pointing out there is one major stumbling block to be overcome, Payet’s salary demands would have to be reduced.
However, would a return to the club be something that the Hammers support would welcome?
Would they be prepared to let bygones be bygones or did the Frenchman permanently blot his copybook when he decided West Ham was no longer the club for him eighteen months ago?
At 31-years-of-age, Payet probably has a couple of years left in those magical boots but my view is that it would be a mistake to re-sign the player after he departed in such acrimonious circumstances.
But, what are your views on the subject matter?
Are you for or against Payet returning to the club?
Please feel free to leave your views in the comments facility beneath this article.