A lot of West Ham fans are sharing their love for former striker Mauro Zarate as the club wished him a happy birthday.
Zarate made 29 appearances for the Irons, per Transfermarkt, scoring seven times and providing three assists. Even though his career in East London was short, with the forward having periods on loan to fellow Premier League sides QPR and Watford, he was clearly appreciated by fans who flocked to the club’s tweet to praise him.
Currently, the team have French forward Sebastien Haller as their main striker, who signed for £36 million last summer, per Transfermarkt. He has played 27 times, which means he is already only two appearances away from the same amount that Zarate managed at the club. He has scored 7 goals, just like the Argentinian.
Now Zarate is playing in his home country of Argentina, representing Boca Juniors 57 times so far and scoring on 15 occasions, per Transfermarkt.
Here is what fans are saying about the striker:
Wishing Mauro Zarate a very happy birthday! 🎉
🔥 Baller 🔥 pic.twitter.com/v9yrmt8s9A
— West Ham United (@WestHam) March 18, 2020
Shouldn’t have sold him
— hadleytom88 (@hadleytom881) March 18, 2020
he deserved more game time !
— lewis ≈ (@lewis_stafford_) March 18, 2020
— Clad (@CladMussel) March 18, 2020
Shame we sold him
— Jamie Penfold ⚒ (@jamie_penfold) March 18, 2020
— Madz (@maadak15) March 18, 2020
i miss him
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) March 18, 2020
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