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The man behind Payet’s transfer request

dimitri-payet-(a-gauche)-et-son-agent-le-vosgien-jacques-olivier-auguste-posent-avec-satisfaction-au-bord-de-la-pelouse-de-upton-park-le-stade-de-west-ham-situe-dans-l-est-londonien-1435657350Jacques-Olivier Auguste is the mystery French man who Payet trusts to make all his career decisions and will be at heart of today’s revelation.

The football agent from the Vosges mountain region of France first met Payet in 2007 while he played for Nantes. When Nantes were relegated in 2007, Payet was persuaded by Auguste to hand in a transfer request and then arranged a £3m transfer to St Etienne on a four-year deal.

While at St Etienne Payet refused to train with the team and travelled to Paris unauthorised on transfer deadline day in an attempt to force a move to PSG in yet another deal set-up by his agent.

Auguste would later land a 200,000 Euro per month salary for Payet at Marseille in a four-year contract and more recently renegotiated the £125,000 per week package five-year contract for his client at West Ham.

Auguste graduated with a law degree before deciding to become a licensed sports agent. He first became became a sports agent in basketball in 2003 then International rugby before finally getting into football as an agent for his most famous client Payet.

If there is someone whispering in Payet’s ear and turning his head it is likely to be this man.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “The man behind Payet’s transfer request

  1. This guy has no principals and is an extremely bad advisor.I would suggest he doesn’t go near the London Stadium on a match day especially and,now his photo has been published he’s very careful where he walks in East London.

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