Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Mauro Zarate signs three-year deal with West Ham

Filed: Wednesday, 28th May 2014
By: Staff Writer

West Ham United have completed the signing of Argentinian forward Mauro Zarate.

The 27-year-old has joined West Ham on a three-year contract with an option for an extra year, according to club sources this afternoon.

KUMB reported on Monday that Zarate had arrived in London ahead of a move to West Ham, after his club, Velez Sarsfield, released him from his contract due to a clause that enabled him to be freed should a foreign club wish to sign him.

The former Lazio and Inter striker returns to English shores after six years having first played in this country for Birmingham City in 2008, when the club was owned by West Ham's current owners David Gold and David Sullivan.

Sullivan, who recently expressed a desire for a greater involvement in the club's transfers is believed to have taken a lead role in the deal.

Zarate's stock had fallen in recent years after a loan spell at Milan failed to bear fruit. That followed an initially successful spell with Lazio, for whom he made more than 100 appearances.

In July 2013 he returned to Sarsfield, the Argentinian club with whom he started his professional career back in 2004.

Zarate's goals helped Velez to a third place finish in this season's Tourneo Inicial and sixth spot in the Torneo Final. He ended the season as the Primera A's top goalscorer with 18 goals to his name from just 28 appearances.

Zarate speaks to whufc.com upon becoming a Hammer

Related News

   arrow   KUMB Awards XXII: polls now open [22nd May 2019]
   arrow   Almiron, and on, and on [24th Oct 2018]
   arrow   New role for Scaloni [3rd Aug 2018]
   arrow   KUMB Awards XXI: vote now! [16th May 2018]
   arrow   French lead the way in West Ham imports [21st Sep 2017]
   arrow   The 20th KUMB Annual Awards - vote now! [22nd May 2017]
   arrow   Watford 1-1 West Ham Utd [25th Feb 2017]
   arrow   Sakho, Bilic, Lacazette & Zarate: Tuesday's news [14th Jun 2016]
   arrow   Zarate surplus to requirements again [13th Jun 2016]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [23rd May 2016]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Tears for Hernandez
There were teaes for Javier Hernandez following his nation's World Cup open...more
Three Years Ago
Swans preparing Valencia bid?
Swansea are being linked with a bid for West Ham United's Ecuador international Enner Valencia....more
Five Years Ago
Julian Dicks makes West Ham return
Hammers legend Julian Dicks has returned to the club - as manager of West Ham Ladies....more