Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal and Liverpool are linked with Mauro Zarate.
The agent of Mauro Zarate claims Arsenal and Liverpool are interested in signing the Lazio striker this January, according to Sky Sports News.
The Argentinean forward is considering his future at Lazio after struggling to secure a first team place this season. The 25-year-old enjoyed a successful loan spell in the Premier League with Birmingham in 2008 and it seems his performances have left a lasting impression, with his agent Jose Alberti claiming Arsenal and Liverpool have made contact over taking him back to England.
“Mauro would like to have a new chance at Lazio but unfortunately he is not loved and so it makes no sense to continue in this situation,”
“Zarate has many admirers in England and there are three Premier League clubs which have asked about him: they are Liverpool, Arsenal and Stoke City.
“I believe that Lazio want to sell him and I think this is a feasible deal in January. “
Alberti is quoted as saying by Sky Sports
Following his loan spell with Birmingham, Zarate joined Lazio but has struggled for game-time, only making 67 appearances during his three-year spell with the Italian outfit. He was loaned out to Inter Milan last season but only scored two goals in 22 games before returning to Lazio in the summer.
This season has seen him largely consigned to the bench and it seems he’s ready for another move when the transfer window re-opens in January, with Arsenal and Liverpool among the clubs interested.
Arsene Wenger is known to be in the market for a striker this winter as he’ll be left short of options when Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh head off to the African Cup of Nations, while Brendan Rodgers is also keen to add to his front-line due to his over-reliance on Luis Suarez for goals this season.
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