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While Ravel Morrison has been hogging the limelight over the last ten days, another West Ham player has been the talk of the town for various reasons.

Razvan Rat has been kicking up a storm too, but for completely different reasons to his team mate Ravel, with fans on Twitter having a field day over his various talking points.

Firstly, the bookmakers started taking bets on who would be Cheryl Cole’s new boyfriend, which included a variety of different celebrities and footballers. But the surprise inclusion was none other than Romanian captain Rat, who Coral priced at a very short 8/1 to be Cheryl’s latest man. And it didn’t take long for the news to spread on Twitter…

Then, after Andros Townsend’s fantastic England debut against Montenegro last Friday, Hammers fans took to Twitter again – this time to thank Rat for letting Townsend out of his pocket in order to play the World Cup qualifier, referring to the way the Romanian kept the winger quiet in West Ham’s 3-0 victory away to Tottenham the Sunday before…

https://twitter.com/Vincenzo_White/status/390202712736149504 https://twitter.com/adam_kainee/status/388773358084820992

And finally, the Hammers squad thought it would be funny to replace Rat’s number plate on his red Ferrari to ‘Roland Rat’ while he was away on International duty over the weekend – and the club’s official Twitter account published a picture of it for all to see, further adding to Roland’s week in the spot light…

BONUS TWEET!

To cap off a successful for the defender week as the talk of Twitter, it was revealed that Rat’s nickname – Roland – can be translated in to a completely different meaning in Romanian…