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Former Hammer to replace Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy

MLS team LA Galaxy will sign former Hammer Mauro Zarate in the offseason, US local media reported on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old former West Ham striker is currently with Boca Juniors who he joined in 2018.

While at West Ham he was loaned to QPR before being sold to Florentina for £2.1m in 2016.

Florentina sold him on the Watford for £2.75m in 2017 where he was loaned out to Al-Nasr in Dubai and then Vélez Sarsfield before being sold by Watford to Boca Juniors for £2.1m last year.

The move by LA Galaxy is seen as a replacement for MLS team’s superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic who is likely to go back to Europe at the end of his contract.

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Ibrahimovic’s contract with Los Angeles Galaxy is set to expire at the end of the year, and rumours have been rife regarding the 38-year-old’s possible next club.

Mauro Zarate made 29 appearances for the Hammers scoring seven goals between 2014-2016.

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