Zarate returns to Hammers


imageMauro Zarate has returned to West Ham from his QPR to undergo medical treatment for a knee injury. Zarate was spotted at Chadwell Heath this week with many speculating that he had been recalled by the Hammers following Valencia’s crockery related injury  and Carlton Cole’s ongoing hamstring injury but a recall is not possible and would be blocked by the Premier League.

The Argentine Hammer posted a photo of his injured right knee on his Instagram complete with an ice pack on it six days ago.

In January West Ham claim The Premier League said they could recall Zarate, by mutual agreement with QPR but later changed their minds which caused the collapse Carlton Cole’s transfer to West Brom on transfer deadline day.

Earlier this week, Claret and Hugh reported Zarate has managed just 71 minutes in a QPR shirt since his January arrival on loan.He has achieved just four second half substitutions for the R’s against Burnley, Southampton, Sunderland and Hull, three of which resulted in losses for third from bottom club.

QPR are thought to be picking up his full £40,000 per wages plus a loan fee meaning his ten week stint so far has cost the club £500,000 which is just over £7,000 for every minute he has spent on the pitch. This latest injury will only push that cost up further.








About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called A Blogger on a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter