West Ham United’s summer signing, Mauro Zarate’s agent has confirmed his client may seek a move away from West Ham in the winter transfer window. It seems that Zarate is unsettled in London after being continually played out of his preferable position under boss Sam Allardyce.
Speaking to ITV Sport, his agent said, “At West Ham he plays behind the strikers and that is not his position,” said Luis Ruzzi.
“He is a centre-forward and if there is a team out there willing to let him play in his natural role, then we will be very happy to consider it. Mauro is often used out of position by the current coach (Sam Allardyce) and this is pushing him to seriously consider changing his club.”
Despite only just moving to the Hammers, Zarate would be willing to move away from the club if it was the right one.
“It’s true he has a contract until 2017 with the Hammers but I think we can find a solution to suit everyone. At this time you could get Zarate for a much lower price than he is really worth. Anyone who decides to go for him will certainly be getting a bargain.”
Zarate, who was the top scorer in Argentinian Primera Division last season, has been strongly linked with a move to Serie A side Torino.
The former Lazio and Inter Milan player spent a five seasons in Italy before returning to Argentina and is now considering a return.
“It’s true, there has been contact with Torino, but also with other Italian club,” Ruzzi said. “Can Zarate return to Serie A? We shall see, we shall see. The market is about to reopen and there are teams looking for strikers. Mauro is 27, so he’s matured and ready for the big step up. After all, we know his quality.
So it seems that West Ham could be losing a key player in January if Zarate gets the right offer. West Ham fans, how do you feel about this transfer saga?
By Oliver Baines | November 13th, 2014