Throwback: West Ham star Dimitri Payet used to work part-time in a clothes shop (Video)

payet vs newcastle, september 2015

If you bought clothes in a shop in Nantes back in 2005, there’s a chance that you might have been served by a young Dimitri Payet.

Then 18, Payet was on an amateur contract at Nantes at the time. The wages weren’t magnificent so he had to take a part-time second job, working in a clothes shop.

Even though Payet was prodigiously talented, he missed out on bigger opportunities due to a bad-boy reputation. One imagines working in retail may have brought him back down to earth.

Now he’s tearing up Premier League defences and scoring goals for a club that pays him scandalous wages. Never lose hope, lads.

See Payet working in that shop in a Nantes news report below.