West Ham United are close to pulling off an early coup in the transfer market by landing flamboyant left back Razvan Rat from Shakhtar Donetsk.
the 31-year old has spent a large part of his career in Ukraine, playing a number of games in the European Champions League, as well as winning their domestic league, which could prove imperative experience to the Hammers defence for next season.
Rat’s agent Florin Manea confirmed the move was in progress:
“I am with Razvan in England, we are negotiating with the West Ham officials,”
‘The trainer has put him on the top of the wish list and the owner has approved the move.’
The defender will move to Upton Park on a free transfer, and has been reported he will pencil a three year deal with the club.
Manager Sam Allardyce confirmed the move was moving along quickly, and mentioned they hoped to complete the legal paperwork and a medical over the coming days.