West Ham forward Zarate joins QPR on loan

first_img Mauro Zarate in action for West Ham 1 West Ham forward Mauro Zarate has joined Queens Park Rangers on loan.The Argentine failed to make any major impact under Sam Allardyce, following his move to Upton Park last summer, and has fallen down the pecking order behind Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho.The forward was the top scorer for Vélez Sársfield last season with 13 goals in 19 appearances and is keen to get back among the goals.And having struggled to break into the first-team at West Ham, Zarate knows this is the perfect chance for him to showcase his talents under Harry Redknapp at Loftus Road after he put pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season.Zarate said: “I am happy. I need this, I need to play and Queens Park Rangers have given me this chance to show what I can do.“The Premier League is the best in the world at this moment. Does my style suit the Premier League? Maybe. We will see!“When I met the manager he told me he wanted to sign me for Portsmouth before, but in that moment I went to Lazio. But now I am here and will play for him.“I will try to do different things with the ball, some skills to make the difference for the team, for me and for the other players. I am fit and I hope I can be involved on Saturday.”Redknapp says he been a big fan of Zarate since he played at Birmingham and is thrilled to have clinched his signature.Redknapp said: “We’re really pleased to bring Mauro in. He’s a good footballer, someone with great ability who can play as a number 10.“I first saw him when he was on loan at Birmingham quite a few years back and I actually tried to take him to Portsmouth back then.“He’s a more-than capable player, he’s already shown that, and hopefully he can come in here and do well for us.”last_img

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