Razvan Rat is counting down the days until he can sport the claret and blue of West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground.

The captain of the Romania national team joined the Hammers on a free transfer from Shakhtar Donetsk last month, ending a hugely successful ten-year spell with the Ukrainian champions.

He became one of the first players to try on West Ham's new adidas home kit on its launch this week, which is available to pre-order here, and is looking forward to putting it on for real on the opening day of the campaign.

WATCH THE INTERVIEW WITH RAZVAN ON WEST HAM TV HERE

"First of all I am very happy to wear a West Ham United kit," Rat told West Ham TV. "I think this kit has a very good quality and is of high standards.

"For me it's an honour to wear this shirt and to play in the Premier League. I will be very proud to wear the claret and blue colours and I hope to satisfy the fans.

"I'll be very excited when I pull on the kit for the first time, because it will be my first game here."