Zarate was played out of position at West Ham


zarateFormer Hammer Mauro Zarate has said he enjoyed English football but he never felt comfortable at West Ham with his role under two different Hammers managers.

“I am happy to be back in Italy with a great team, and to show how I can play,” Zarate said.

“It is a good chance for me to get back on track. In England, it was good because English football is enjoyable, but I wasn’t too comfortable with my role at the club.”

“That is why I decided to come here. I prefer to play in a free, attacking role, one that allows me to roam.” 

“I have already spoken with Sousa and he has assured me I will have that here.”

Zarate made his debut for Fiorentina on Sunday with a brief substitute appearance. The28 year old Argentian joined theSerie A outfit permanently for  £1.6m last week. Zarate joined West Ham from Velez Sarsfield in summer 2014  on a free transfer and scored five goals in 22 appearances this season before leaving.

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  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    He is a funny character, he did plenty of roaming from what I saw and most of it led him into Cul-De-Sac’s with the occaisional road to a goal or productive pass.

  • COYI247 says:

    I liked him. I do feel sowehow we just didn’t get the best out of him – certainly under Allardyce. I wish him well and hope he succeeds at Fiorentina.

  • bubs says:

    He was given plenty of freedom and most of the time wasted his chances,I think what he did not like was being told to work off the ball,
    Even greats like Messi work for the rest of the team and he is along way from being a Messi
    But I did enjoy watching his skills at times and believe he did get a fair shake under Slav but could not compare with Payet and Lanzini in the same role

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