Zarate: “Maybe I will sign for West Ham”

Argentine strike Mauro Zarate appears to have confirmed comments from West Ham owner David Sullivan’s son Jack that a permanent move to the club still has to be done.

Widespread reports that the 27 year old hitman had agreed a deal with the Irons were countered a little by regular Twitter user Sullivan jnr who appeared to zarto slow down expectations.

He said: “We have not signed any deals with any players yet but in the next 7-10 days 1 or 2 players will be signed hopefully.”

That came immediately after the majority of national newspapers had reported on line late on Sunday night that it was a done deal.

And the striker himself admitted that he had spoken to former Hammers Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano declaring: ”  Now we will talk (with West Ham’s owners) and maybe I will sign.”

“It’s a new chance for me. West Ham called me. They are a fierce team and now I think I want to play (there).”

Zarate scored four goals in 14 appearances during his last stint in England – a loan move to Birmingham from Qatari side Al Sadd.

Current West Ham co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan were in charge at St Andrew’s during Zarate’s spell with Birmingham.


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