Rat set for West Ham transfer

Razvan Rat looks set to complete a free transfer move to West

Ham, according to the player’s agent.

The Romania international’s contract at Shakhtar Donetsk is

expiring and the left-back is believed to have been a target for

the Hammers since the January transfer window.

Agent Florin Manea claims that a deal could be concluded as soon

as Monday with Sam Allardyce a big fan of the 31-year-old

defender.

“I am with Razvan in England, we are negotiating with the West

Ham officials,” Marin told

Sport in Romania.

“We will probably sign the contract on Monday. The trainer has

put him on the top of the wishlist and the owner has approved the

move.”

West Ham have reportedly fought off interest from Marseille by

bettering the deal that the French club could offer the player.