Redknapp clears up Zarate rumours

RedknappHarry Redknapp has this morning made it clear that Mauro Zarate has NOT failed a Queens Park Rangers medical but that a deal to take him to Loftus Road has still not been completed.

The former Hammers boss – still seething over ten-man Swansea’s late equaliser against the Hoops yesterday – told ClaretandHugh: ” The medical is fine, but the deal still has to be done.”

Twitter was alive last night with rumours that the Argentinian had indeed failed his medical but that is simply not true.

Redknapp said: “Everything is alright on the medical front but no it hasn’t happened yet – we’ll see. There’s no big rush.”

Asked by us whether he was considering other options Redknapp said: “We’re not sure what we are doing yet – that may be correct.

“To be honest after what happened late in the game yesterday I don’t even want to talk to my wife!”



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4 comments on “Redknapp clears up Zarate rumours

  1. Let’s hope when it happens he does fail a medical after all he is struggling with fatigue?

  2. Don’t understand some people for at the end of the day you are either West Ham or you are not! End of!

    All the rubbish doing the rounds in the press etc is just that, rubbish!
    For at the end of the day as talented as he may be, he’s come to the club at a time when there are three strikers who are either much better than him or have performed much better than him. This is the reason why he hasn’t played more often.

    Now at this point most players with even a modest amount of class would have gone away, worked very hard and been determined to prove everybody wrong by fighting their way back into the team.

    Has zarate? Has he hell!

    Instead zarate has acted like a spoilt child who couldn’t get his own way. Sulking and making ill judged comments in the press. Then agitating for a move because things aren’t going his way.

    So before we start making all the “injustice of it all” remarks I would ask the following questions,
    Is this the behaviour we expect at the irons from one of our players and if not is this the kind of player we won’t at the club?!

    After that it shines a whole new light on things!

    • Well put Phil.

      I’m just as frustrated as anyone with the recent form and the insistence on always playing Carroll. We were playing our best football with Sakho and Valencia after all.

      I’m not a huge fan of Sam but I’m fairly certain he knows more about football than 99% of us. We are also not privy to what goes on behind the scenes despite the 24 hour rumour mill. The same people that berate Sam for only being interested in money also accuse him of not playing his best players out of personal feelings. Why would he jeopardize results and therefore his bonuses and future earnings by wantonly putting out a weaker team than he believes possible? And the David’s are not stupid enough to tolerate such a tactic for long either.

      I don’t have an answer for why he is picking the team he picks and I certainly don’t agree with picking Carroll all the time. But rather than lose sleep second guessing the actions of someone I have no control over I just decide to try and enjoy the games as much as possible. As for Zarate, anyone who reads up on his behavior at former clubs will know he has previous. But I hope the QPR deal falls through and he makes up with Sam, gets a run out and proves that he always deserved to be out there.

    • Ah the art of talking sense Phil, rarely used on the football blogs.

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