ZarateMauro Zarate is tonight (Sun) reported to have completed his move to West Ham from Velez Sarsfield on a three year deal.

The Mail is reporting that the Argentine striker- and reputed bad boy – has left Velez Sarsfield and is due in London on Tuesday to sign his contract. He was the top scorer in Argentina last season.

West Ham boss  Sam Allardyce was told he must excite next season after being given a seemingly reluctant vote of confidence.

Zarate, who plays best in an attacking left-sided role, was among a host of targets for West Ham this summer with co-owner David Sullivan taking a much greater control over new arrivals.

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