Hammers “will listen” to striker bids


Mauro-Zarate-West-Ham-UnitedWest Ham are ready to allow Mauro Zarate to leave the club if an offer of around £3 million were to emerge out of Europe.

There was much cynical shoulder-shrugging when the player reported with a “niggle” which ultimately ruled him out of the squad for Bournemouth last night.

And ClaretandHugh has learned that whilst there have been no firm bids for the Argentinian the club is ready to listen to bids for him in this January window.

Malaga have long been linked with Zarate who thus far in his 11 year career has moved either permanently or on loan eight times.

And whilst the club told ClaretandHugh” The has been no official approach from anywhere” that was quickly followed by a 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.”

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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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  • jaybs says:

    It should be Carroll we are listening to offers for, but now no one would ever want to buy him, yet he remains our top salary player, this afternoon Sky Sports have set out on their website his record since joining us and it is completely embarrassing and still pamper to his ego,

    The whole episode since Carroll joined us on the season loan has been a farce.

  • petebonds says:

    Be a shame to let him go ,but i think he suffers from overactive agent syndrome . He will never have much of a career if he doesn’t settle down at a club and fight for his place .

  • bubs says:

    Problem is his agent normally tells the whole world how unhappy his player is and how he is leaving to join so many clubs because there is so much interest,
    But when it comes down to facts there is no interest and does the player really want to leave or just be told how great he is and how we can’t do without him,
    I have fallen in the trap of thinking he is misunderstood and has more ability then he really has,he has no thoughts about anyone but himself he is selfish and does not work off the ball or when he looses it,
    The silly thing is he so near being a world beater and be part of his country’s set up but those flaws let him down but I still want him to stay as cover for Payet and Lanzini

  • aykay says:

    I honestly think we should have done more to get carroll sold while he was fit and scoring …everybody seem to change their minds about him once he played well for 2 games and scored 2 goals but it changed nothing for me …he still didnt suit our style of play and as far as i was concerned it was only a matter of time before he got injured again …. I hoped newcastle would have come in for him but theres no chance of that now ..

  • johnham1 says:

    Bubs, I could not have said it any better…

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I read somewhere earlier that his move to Malaga was dependant on him getting us to let him leave for free… there is little chance of that happening.

  • exsoulie says:

    If Carrol had not been injured again on tuesday,we would have had a good chance of moving him on,I think now,everyone knows there never ever will be an inury free season with him.As with Dean ashton,top player,his body cannot take the rigour of premiership football.

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