Mauro Zarate could leave West Ham in January, says his agent

West Ham striker Mauro Zarate is reportedly unhappy at the club due to a lack of playing time, according to his agent Luis Rizzi, reports Sky Sports.

The 27-year-old, who joined from Velez in the summer, scored on his Hammers debut, but has been limited to just four Premier League appearances in total. Rizzi was also critical of manager Sam Allardyce for playing the striker out of position.

“At West Ham he plays behind the strikers and that is not his position. He is a centre-forward and if there is a team out there willing to let him play in his natural role, then we will be very happy to consider it. Mauro is often used out of position by the current coach, and this is pushing him to seriously consider changing his club,” Pizzi said.

Zarate has been playing at the tip of a midfield diamond for West Ham this season, due to the impressive form of strikers Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, and his agent has made it keep that he will find him a move away if he continues to be misused.

“It’s true he has a contract until 2017 with the Hammers but I think we can find a solution to suit everyone. He is a striker, a hitman. At this time you could get Zarate for a much lower price than he is really worth. Anyone who decides to go for him will certainly be getting a bargain,” Pizzi added.

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