Rat’s mysterious contract


Razvan Rat’s West Ham contract situation all seems a little mysterious!

And despite it being late in the day there has to be a chance  – given what I’ve heard today – were he to leave before Deadline Day.

RatThe guy was out a couple of weeks ago explaining to us all – thank you Razvan – that he would leave if we were relegated!

However, it seems from my interesting chat with an agent close to the situation, that all may not be as it seems .

I can’t vouch 100 per cent for what I was told  but it seems there MAY be a clause in the defender’s contract which says that if he plays more than a certain number of games he actually has to be offered a new contract.

Now given that he’s 33 in May and that he’s played just 15 Premier League games there may be more than a bit in this one.

We hear he’s on around £30 k a week and that there may be a bit of interest from Turkey.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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