Jack Sullivan told his followers that the Hammers have secured Razvan Rat.
West Ham United owner David Sullivan may be having words with his son Jack after he revealed on Twitter the club has signed Romanian left-back Razvan Rat from Shakhtar Donetsk.
— Jack Sullivan (@jsullivanwhu) May 21, 2013
The club have since confirmed that Rat has joined the club on a one-year deal on a free transfer.
The tweeting outburst from Sullivan Jr came before the official confirmation and after Hammers boss Sam Allardyce said the club were only trying to sign the defender.
“I think at the moment it is talking terms and conditions and if we get through that then hopefully it’s a chance of a medical and then see where we go from there,” Allardyce told Sky Sports News.
“His experience and talents from abroad bringing them into the Premier League would be a great asset for us if we can sort it out.”
Yet despite Allardyce’s refusal to confirm West Ham had actually signed Rat, it appears the new club policy is not to officially release a statement through the press office but to get the owner’s relatives to do it via social media.
Either way it is a positive move for the Irons as the Romania international will arrive at Upton Park with a wealth of experience, having played several Champions League seasons with his Ukrainian club side.
The 31-year-old was also named captain of his national team back in 2011 and so far has appeared 88 times for Romania, which included featuring at the 2008 European Championships.