The former Marseille star had an outstanding season for the Hammers last term and played a key role as they finished in 7th place in the Premier League.
However, West Ham have struggled to replicate the form of last term and are currently in the bottom half of the table after 20 games.
And the club’s change in fortunes is clearly affecting their players, with Payet now keen to leave the capital, according to his manager.
“We have said we don’t want to sell our best players but Payet does not want to play for us. He wants to leave,” Bilic said.
“We are not going to sell him. This team, the staff, we gave him everything, we were always there for him. I feel let down. I feel angry.”
Understandably, the club’s fans are equally heartbroken, with the majority taking to social media to criticise the player:
— Thomas Allen (@tomwhu13) January 12, 2017
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) January 12, 2017
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) January 12, 2017
— J.O'B (@chanceig) January 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd Relegation confirmed.
— • (@SimpIyEden) January 12, 2017
— Edward Spencer (@Ed1999King) January 12, 2017
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) January 12, 2017
— Steph (@whu_tweets) January 12, 2017
— Scott Burgess #28 (@Scott_Burgess) January 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd sell him to Manchester United. Let him play with his french pals.
— ع (@punjabified) January 12, 2017
— Rory Wells (@roryjameswells) January 12, 2017
— Ross Burke (@Burkos_) January 12, 2017
— Tips To Top (@TipsToTop) January 12, 2017
— S.O.A. (@SOA_1995) January 12, 2017
— John Mason (@johnmason1970) January 12, 2017
@WestHamUtd club and everything surrounding it is a shambles right now. What on earth are we doing
— Lukie D (@LJD_0303) January 12, 2017
— Luke Sanders (@sanders_luke) January 12, 2017
— Luke Smith父 (@lukesmith___1) January 12, 2017
— Andy Morgan (@Morgan1975Andy) January 12, 2017
With West Ham set to host Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League, it will be very interesting to see what kind of reception the 29-year-old receives from the supporters.