Redknapp eyes Irons striker


Zarate actionHarry Redknapp wants to take Mauro Zarate to Queens Park Ranger on loan this January!

ClaretandHugh has learned the Argentinian – who is desperately unhappy at his lack of Upton Park game time – is keen to prove himself in the Premier League and would welcome a switch.

Redknapp needs back up to Charlie Austin and Redknapp sees Zarate as a goal threat who can help guarantee Rangers safety.

The Hammers have received interest from Europe – notably Italy, and even from Mexico – but Redknapp is hoping to get the player.

An Upton Park source told ClaretandHugh exclusively:”It would be easy for him to go back to Europe where his quality is known and accepted but this may be the chance he needs to show himself as a Premier League player.”

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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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  • danielson79 says:

    This is absolutely RIDICULOUS!! What on earth is Sam’s problem with Zarate? I am sick to death of seeing such quality sat on the bench while Nolan gets pointless minutes on the pitch. Im not a Nolan hater, well I am a bit but not through his own reasons, just the fact there are better players on the bench than him. Allardyce may have won the fans over for now but if he keeps doing this he will soon lose the support. Let alone the complete waste of Zarate’s time, he is wasting his talent!

  • Frenchie says:

    Couldn’t agree more. He adds a different dimension to our attack, willing to run at their defence. Would like to see the stats for Nolan over the last few matches, hardly ever hear his name mentioned. Is there a problem with Zarate we don’t know about. Also, although we have played well over the last two games with no points, why are we not using the Valencia/Sakho combination that did us so well early season?

  • bubs says:

    We all think now that Zarate ,Valencia and Sakho should be starters or a combination, it’s as if BS is putting two fingers up at every one that is true West Ham,when he needed the 3 above he used them the second Carroll and Nolan we’re fit he has ignored them,this makes no sense unless he intends to leave when his contract is up?

  • ironssssss says:

    This story came two hours after The Telegraph’s, so please stop saying you “broke” the story please Hugh.

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