CandH Exclusive: Redknapp – “I want Zarate”


harry-redknapp_1799507cQueens Park Rangers boss Harry Redknapp has tonight confirmed he is keen to take Mauro Zarate to Loftus Road on loan next month.

‘Arry spoke exclusively to ClaretandHugh making it clear his interest was “real.”

The former Hammers boss is developing a track record for taking Irons players to south west London having given Modibo Maiga, Ravel Morrison and Gary O’Neill a temporary home at Loftus Road since he took over as manager.

And tonight when we caught up with him he said: “Yes, it’s true I am interested in Mauro. We are talking about the possibility of doing a loan deal.

“He’s a player I like and if West Ham want to do business then hopefully we can thrash something out over the next few days.”

He added: “The interest is real but it’s in West Ham’s court. We would be ready to get something sorted out.”

However, he made it clear he was not interested in Ravel Morrison returning to Loftus Road saying: “No that one is not likely to happen.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • ironssssss says:

    Again, you did not “break” the story, Please stop claiming that you did…

    It was published on the Telegraph a couple of hours before you “BROKE” it.

    I won’t stop until your lying does.


  • celticredhawk says:

    I think to call it lying is a tad on the harsh side Ironsssss. Hugh is obviouosly well connected and does give good, reliable news from the club. I check in daily for news. There are better sites for discussion and in depth articles but i am not eure that is the aim of this site. Some other sites refer to this one a a decent source so credit where it is due.

    I dare say we are all guilty of self promotion at times and what Hugh does here is reminiscent of how tabloids write their articles, i suspect tat is where Hugh works. I will agree that the persistant self acklamations in many articles detract from the news in the story and is unnecessary.

  • Ironssss is no fan of mine and the over malicious attacks are regular but the word lying as you say is a tad melodramatic.. I hadn’t noticed the Telegraph timeline as it was brought to my attention yesterday evening and will remove it. I will also watch the “self acclamation” of which you speak Celtic as I can see how that gets tiresome. Thank you for your comments. We are a news site. with the occasional feature. There’s more than enough in depth sites. Not too many who try to bring previously unpublished news

  • celticredhawk says:

    One wonders Why ironssss would come back if its not his/her kind of site.

    I didn’t mean to be critical Hugh, i appreciate the efforts you make. I am a teacher by trade (hard to believe with all the typos, digital dyslexia) so tend to spot things. There is always things we could do differantly but it doesnt take away from the utility of the site.
    You put in the effort and i know from running some websites it is an effort, so it is appreciated

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