ClaretandHugh broke the story exclusively earlier today and The Telegraph has now followed up declaring: “Queens Park Rangers are ready to end striker Mauro Zarate’s West Ham United’s misery by taking him on loan for the rest of the season.
“Newcastle United have also expressed an interested in Zarate, but it is thought the 27-year-old believes he has a better chance of playing regular first-team football at Loftus Road.”
The “Zarate problem” has been exercising the minds of club insiders and fans alike over the last few months with the general view being that Sam has some problem with the player – as yet unexplained.
ClaretandHugh has known for several weeks that much interest has been expressed in the striker from Italy, Spain and even Mexico.
However, it’s Mr Redknapp’s interest which will possibly prove a very awkward development for Sam who really wouldn’t want the lad clearing off to Loftus Road and becoming a massive hit.
His judgement of course could be proved correct although based on what we’ve seen so far that seems unlikely.
Sam might find it preferable to send the Argentinian off to Serie A, La Liga or the Mexican League working perhaps on the “out of sight out of mind ” basis. I could see how that might make sense.
However, the big problem is that Zarate wants to show that he is indeed a Premier League player and thus we have an intriguing political drama on our hands.
It really will fascinating to see where the boy finishes up and what happens over the rest of the season when he gets there!
Let’s hope we fans find out whether he is a Premier League player or not. My view? Most definitely a YES to that.