Many, many readers predicted it and sadly all those fears came to pass yesterday with the player making his feelings about Sam Allardyce very well known as he prepares for a Loftus Road exit.
The history of the signing is well known with the two Davids suggesting to Sam Allardyce that he might be a decent buy and the manager agreeing.
That’s the way it works at West Ham and all the stuff about this one being a Sullivan signing and that one an Allardyce deal, is wrong. It remains a consultative process.
Zarate is not a work rate player beloved of our manager. He’s a skilled striker/poacher with lots of tricks and invention.
These are not trademarks of the Allardyce brand of management. Zarate’s departure was as near a given therefore as it’s possible to get.
The player also has a big personality edge having previous in his approach to clubs if it goes wrong! Remember he went AWOL from Lazio claiming sickness before being discovered taken an unofficial holiday!
Thus, when he eventually allowed his frustration to boil over yesterday and an explosion of words were directed at the manager nobody should have been surprised.
Whether he was correct to do so is neither here nor there. He is what he is and claimed he hasn’t been offered a decent chance. Anyone arguing?
Before sitting down to write this I was told by an insider: ” We feel the player needed games and that he will get them at QPR. Then we will assess if he’s good enough for our first team next season.