Bilic breaks silence on Zarate

Mauro_Zárate_with_West_Ham_in_July_2015Slaven Bilic has broken his silence on Mauro Zarate and his mysterious absence from Tuesday night’s squad against Bournemouth.

Slav told the assembled media at a press conference this morning “On Zarate, he felt (pain) before the Bournemouth game in training the day before he was shooting some free kicks and all that then he felt a bit (of pain), but was just a kind of cramp so he is also training today and should be fit for Saturday and that is basically it”  

Zarate’s absence created speculation he could be outbound in this January transfer window. We have been told that West Ham are ready to allow Mauro Zarate to leave the club if an offer of around £3 million were to emerge out of Europe.

ClaretandHugh have been told whilst there have been no firm bids for the Argentinian, the club is ready to listen to bids for him. Malaga have long been linked with Zarate who thus far in his 11 year career has moved either permanently or on loan eight times. A senior insider told ClaretandHugh: “There has been no official approach from anywhere” that was quickly followed by the source adding: “It wouldn’t be a great surprise to be honest were we to get one later on in the window. Should bids come in then we will certainly be ready to listen.”


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter