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Mauro Zarate (Striker)

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Mauro Zarate

Haedo, Argentina
Squad Number: 10
Position: Striker
Born: 18th Mar 1987 (Haedo, Argentina)
Signed: 28th May 2014 (0)
Contract: 3 year contract + 1 year option
Previous Club: Velez Sarsfield

KUMB Awards: Worst Signing 2014/15, Most Missed (runner up) 015/16.

The former Lazio and Inter striker returned to English shores after six years away, having first played in this country for Birmingham City in 2008, when the club was owned by West Ham's current owners David Gold and David Sullivan.

Zarate's stock had fallen in recent years after a loan spell at Milan failed to bear fruit. That followed an initially successful spell with Lazio, for whom he made more than 100 appearances.

In July 2013 he returned to Sarsfield, the Argentinian club with whom he started his professional career back in 2004.

Zarate's goals helped Velez to a third place finish in this season's Tourneo Inicial and sixth spot in the Torneo Final. He ended the season as the Primera A's top goalscorer with 18 goals to his name from just 28 appearances.


Zarate speaks to whufc.com upon becoming a Hammer

 

Mauro Zarate is yet play any matches this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Stoke City

1-2: Sunday, 15th May

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 7th May

This was the Argentine at his frustrating worst, holding on for the ball too long and failing to make an impact.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Saturday, 30th April

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

Watford

3-1: Wednesday, 20th April

(Replaced Moses, 45) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

Leicester City

2-2: Sunday, 17th April

Usual blind alley stuff first half. Looked better coming in from wide in the second half.

Arsenal

3-3: Saturday, 9th April

Still infuriating on occasion but worked hard the way he won the ball back to score his goal was testimony to that.

Everton

3-2: Saturday, 5th March

(Replaced Valencia 69) Apparently he apologised to the fans for this performance. Believe me Ive seen much, much worse in my time.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Wednesday, 2nd March

(Replaced Moses, 62) About as effeective as the man he replaced.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 27th February

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

Blackburn Rovers

5-1: Sunday, 21st February

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 13th February

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

Did not play.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

Did not play.

Southampton

2-1: Sunday, 27th December

Seemed to be over-aware that his presence represented our main creative source in the first half and he was consequently guilty of trying to do too much a dangerous combination in a player whose decision-making skills are not always at their best.

Aston Villa

1-1: Saturday, 26th December

The kind of greedy, self-indulgent display that proves so frustrating and for which he has often been criticised over the years.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 20th December

This was the Argentine at his frustrating worst, holding on for the ball too long and failing to make an impact.

Stoke City

0-0: Saturday, 12th December

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

Manchester United

0-0: Saturday, 5th December

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

West Bromwich Albion

1-1: Sunday, 29th November

(Replaced) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-4: Sunday, 22nd November

(Replaced Moses, 62) About as effeective as the man he replaced.

Everton

1-1: Saturday, 7th November

(Replaced Valencia 69) Apparently he apologised to the fans for this performance. Believe me Ive seen much, much worse in my time.

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 31st October

(Replaced Moses, 45) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

Chelsea

2-1: Saturday, 24th October

Looks good when he starts especially when, as this week, he resists the urge to do it all on his own and channels his talents towards the team effort. Fine goal as well and Moses may have a job to get back in next week...

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 17th October

(Replaced) A few of the usual blind alleys but his cross that led up to the goal was superb.

Sunderland

2-2: Saturday, 3rd October

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

Norwich City

2-2: Saturday, 26th September

(Replaced) Looked sharp when he was on which made me wonder how things would have transpired had he come on earlier

Leicester City

1-2: Saturday, 15th August

Usual blind alley stuff first half. Looked better coming in from wide in the second half.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Still infuriating on occasion but worked hard the way he won the ball back to score his goal was testimony to that.

Arsenal

2-0: Sunday, 9th August

Scored a belter, capitalising on a defensive error. Still needs to work a little harder around the pitch to be considered as a first team player and was replaced as a result.

Astra Giurgiu

1-2: Thursday, 6th August

Infuriating. Continues to disappear down blind alleys with alarming regularity. Which is a shame because there is undoubted skill in there, just waiting for a football brain to develop to use it.

Astra Giurgiu

2-2: Thursday, 30th July

Infuriating. Continues to disappear down blind alleys with alarming regularity. Which is a shame because there is undoubted skill in there, just waiting for a football brain to develop to use it.

Norwich City

1-0: Tuesday, 28th July

Infuriating. Continues to disappear down blind alleys with alarming regularity. Which is a shame because there is undoubted skill in there, just waiting for a football brain to develop to use it.

Charlton Athletic

0-0: Saturday, 25th July

Infuriating. Continues to disappear down blind alleys with alarming regularity. Which is a shame because there is undoubted skill in there, just waiting for a football brain to develop to use it.

Birkirkara

0-1: Thursday, 23rd July

Infuriating. Continues to disappear down blind alleys with alarming regularity. Which is a shame because there is undoubted skill in there, just waiting for a football brain to develop to use it.

Birkirkara

1-0: Thursday, 16th July

Chelsea

0-2: Friday, 26th December

Did not play.

Leicester City

2-0: Saturday, 20th December

Did not play.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Did not play.

Sunderland

1-1: Saturday, 13th December

Did not play.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Did not play.

Swansea

3-1: Sunday, 7th December

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

Went flat after the hour and unsurprisingly subbed on 77, but fizzed around up to the 60 minute mark. Worked hard, but had to to get into the game.

West Bromwich Albion

2-1: Tuesday, 2nd December

Tough away games at places like The Hawthorns probably aren't the best to judge the Argentine's overall contribution to the team by.

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

(replaced Jarvis) Only on for 25 minutes, despite being first sub, but fizzed, as he did against Everton. The formation would have to change a little but, if the injury status remains the same, should he start in place of Amalfitano?

Newcastle United

1-0: Saturday, 29th November

(replaced Jarvis) A bit of a cameo really but provided game's the rare glimpses of creativity.

Everton

1-2: Saturday, 22nd November

(replaced Cole) From the moment he came on, was causing trouble for the Everton defence, winning corners, making space. Goal was fortuitous, but if you don't shoot, you don't score!

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

The counterpoint to Song, in being industrious mostly at the top end of the pitch. I wonder, has he done enough to convince Sam that Nolan shouldn't walk back into the starting line up when fit enough?

Queens Park Rangers

2-0: Sunday, 5th October

Again, some good touches but faded as the game wore on.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Did not play.

Liverpool

3-1: Saturday, 20th September

Did not play.

Hull City

2-2: Monday, 15th September

Energetic and enthusiastic in the first half, if not terribly effective. Couldn't get into the game at all in the second and replaced by Song on the hour.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Lively again, and created our goal, but couldn't inspire a poor team.

Southampton

1-3: Saturday, 30th August

Spent far too much time trying to back into his marker. Good bit of chasing back to set up the goal but that was about it from him.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Splendid first half but faded in the second. Excellent finish for the goal but I'd rather not see a repeat of the awful challenge on O'Keefe.

Crystal Palace

3-1: Saturday, 23rd August

Man of the Match. Markedly our liveliest player and scored too, with a lovely volley. I'd have made it 8, except far that careless (rather than malicious) challenge on O'Keefe early on.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Did not play.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 16th August

Did not play.
Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.

Mauro Zarate did not play for West Ham during this season.