Malaga to receive funds for Zarate bid

Mauro_Zárate_with_West_Ham_in_July_2015Malaga owner Sheikh Abdullah Al Thani has confirmed that Nordin Amrabat will leave the club this month, with Watford his likely destination. This would free up £6.7m in funds to allow a bid for Mauro Zarate.

The Watford Observer claims the Hornets are ready to meet the winger’s €8.8m release clause, and the owner concedes he is powerless to deny the player dream move to the Premier League.

He is quoted as saying: “ I want to clarify some things about Nordin Amrabat, I’m not and [I] will not think of selling the player, but everyone must understand this.“[He] told me ‘this is my dream!

“I can’t say to him ‘you can’t go’. We are human beings. I hope everyone knows that very well.”

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 MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, 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

2 comments on “Malaga to receive funds for Zarate bid

  1. I would wish him well but I would let him leave especially if it allowed us to bring in that Juventus striker.

  2. Sooner bring the Leicester striker who Slav knows and can do the business in the premier from the get go,
    I am glad Mauro has be able to prove Hippo wrong and he came here with so much promise,
    He is really annoying to watch if he released the ball at the right time and upped his work rate as a team player he would be another Aguero and worth £20 million, but some players just can’t bring themselves to rise to the top like Rav
    Good luck if you go you have been part of the rise of our great club again
    That’s my plastic opinion

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