Dimitri Payet insists his move to Marseille from Lille is a "sporting choice" and is relishing the prospect of Champions League and possibly even World Cup football next season.
– Marseille forward Dmitri Payet speaking to the club's official website
The prospect of the 2014 World Cup was a key element in my thinking, but not the only one. I wanted to stay in France.
Throughout my career, I have always favoured the sporting choice. Thinking about 2014 is good, but with OM it's also about playing in the Champions League, the chance to evolve in a quality group of players and to achieve high goals in the league. The challenge is raised, it is already exciting.
Marseille's history speaks for itself, it is full of titles and emotions. The club is a monument in French sport.