Mauro Zarate may have only joined West Ham in the summer but his agent has confirmed to the Daily Express that the Argentine is urgent to move away from Upton Park as soon as January.
With four appearances to his name under Sam Allardyce, Zarate has scored one goal and has unfortunately failed to raise any eyebrows of West Ham fans despite a sensational finish against Crystal Palace earlier in the season.
But due to a dip in form and a run of inconsistent performances paired with the wonderful West Ham midfield outfit, Zarate is having to climb a steep mountain in order to retain his place in the starting line-up.
Agent speaks out
His agent Luis Ruzzi explained why the Argentine has been unsuccessful at his new club to the Italian media, saying: "He is playing behind the strikers and that is not his position."
Ruzzi then went on to say: "he is a centre forward and if there is any team willing to offer him a role in that position, then he will be very happy to consider it."
- Mauro Zarate needs to adapt to power of Premier League
- Mauro Zarate will shine for West Ham in Kevin Nolan's absence
- Enner Valencia and Mauro Zarate will shine for West Ham
Serie A clubs interested
Formerly of Velez Sarsfield, he was the top scorer in Argentina's equivalent to the Premier League, the Primera Division, last season with 13 goals in 19 games.
With Torino reportedly implying that they are interested, a move to the Serie A where he formerly resided with Lazio and Inter Milan, seems to be imminent.
Ruzzi then confirmed: "it's true, there has been contact from Torino and another Serie A club" who he failed to reveal.
His agent constantly complimented Zarate as he labelled him as a "hitman" and a "proper striker."
With the improvement of Stewart Downing and goalscoring prowess of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho for the Hammers, that could be the final push that edges Zarate out of the door at Upton Park and onto the next plane to Italy.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms