Date: 21st May 2014 at 12:07pm
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Former Birmingham Loanee Mauro Zárate could be set to return to English football by signing for West Ham.

Zárate impressed when on loan at Birmingham City after breaking into the side from substitute appearances. But that`s not why he is may be finding himself on the verge of a return to England. The owners of West Ham formally owned Birmingham City and they know all about Zárate`s impact. David Sullivan and Gold are proving stable football club owners with the guiding influence of Karen Brady at West Ham.

His brother commenting on Mauro`s move – Mauro Zárate and his family’s love for Velez is huge, but the club receive a good financial compensation.

Zárate seems to be ready to move on after just one year back at the club where he began his career. He has scored 18 goals in 28 starts. As he has only been there since last July, joining from Lazio, it`s possible that the level of football or just the club in general is not quite what the 27 year old wants at this stage of his career. The fact that West Ham are a Premier League side might just be why they are about to pull this off.

The Argentine forward started his career at Velez and went on to win the Primera División. He then signed for Qatari side Al-Saad in 2008 and in turn spent 6 months on loan with Birmingham City. Upon relegation from the Premier League the forward returned to Al-Saad where he was loaned to Lazio where that transfer eventually was made permanent for ?20 million. Zárate then spent some time on loan at Inter Milan after falling out with Lazio.

This transfer is expected to be going through in the coming weeks should he pass his medial. It is understood that contract terms and the fee for the player has already been agreed and there is not much left to do but sign.

His brother put on record – We have almost everything sorted out with West Ham, they asked him not to play against San Lorenzo but he wanted to play.

How will you feel about seeing the player back in England? Did he impress you when on loan here?

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