West Ham to allow Zarate to depart for La Liga – Reports

Date published: Wednesday 6th January 2016 9:01 - Rob Conlon

Mauro Zarate: Former Hammer joins Hornets

West Ham are willing to allow Mauro Zarate to leave this month with Spanish side Malaga interested in the forward, according to reports.

Zarate joined the Hammers from Velez Sarsfield in the summer of 2014 but spent the second half of last season on loan at QPR.

The Argentine has been much more involved at Upton Park under Slaven Bilic, making 20 appearances this term and scoring five goals, including strikes in victories against Arsenal and Chelsea.

However, according to talkSPORT, Bilic is prepared to allow the 28-year-old to leave the club in the current transfer window, with Andy Carroll, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia all higher in the pecking order.

La Liga outfit Malaga – who Zarate’s brother Ariel previously played for – are understood to be interested and could become the Argentina youth international’s eighth club.

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