West Ham United release Razvan Rat

Razvan Rat of West Ham passes the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KC Stadium on September 28, 2013
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West Ham United release defender Razvan Rat, despite the Romanian making 20 appearances this season.

Razvan Rat has been released by West Ham United, the club have confirmed.

The Romanian left-back joined from Shakhtar Donetsk in the summer and made 20 appearances for the Hammers. However, he has now been given a free transfer.

The club released a statement, which said: "The club would like to thank Razvan for his efforts and wish him all the best in his future career."

West Ham signed defender Pablo Armero from Napoli earlier on transfer deadline day.

Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin scores a goal past Napoli's Spanish goalkeeper Jose Manuel Reina and Colombian defender Pablo Armero during the UEFA Champions League group F football match SSC Napoli vs Olympique de Marseille at the San Paol
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