Video: You may not have known this about West Ham ace Dimitri Payet

He's got a great eye for a pass, and an even better eye for what sweater you should buy...

West Ham United have made a solid start to the new Premier League season, with Slaven Bilic securing wins over Arsenal, Liverpool and, most recently, Newcastle United.

The Hammers have also managed to make some very shrewd signings, none better than classy French midfielder Dimitri Payet, who has already scored three times in just five games.

He bagged a brilliant brace in the 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday night which left us, and most of the East End, absolutely purring! 

We also found out something rather intriguing about him, that he is absolutely terrified of bubbles! Something which left us chuckling for a good hour or so. 

Now you know that, we reckon you absolutely won't know this about him... he used to work in a clothes shop back when he was a youngster.

Yep, while playing for Nantes – where he was quickly heralded as a wonderkid - he worked in a shop to help earn some extra money while he was absolutely bossing it in the reserves.

We reckon Payet could end up being West Ham's kit man if they ever end up short. Or, if you're in desperate need of some style tips, Dimitri has got you covered and will make you look fabulous! 


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