West Ham United co-chairman David Gold comments on Modibo Maiga and Mauro Zarate

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West Ham United co-chairman David Gold defends the club’s ‘treatment’ of Modibo Maiga and is confident of Mauro Zarate’s eventual success.

Modibo Maiga came, he saw, and he went away. The Mali international attacker is still on the books of West Ham United, but he is unlikely to play for the Premier League outfit again.

The 27-year-old moved to West Ham from French club Sochaux in the summer of 2012, but he failed to make a huge impression.

Maiga joined Queens Park Rangers on loan in January 2014 for the remainder of the 2013-14 campaign and was sent out on loan at Metz in the summer transfer window for the 2014-15 season.

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has now clarified his situation and claimed that the club did all they could to help him achieve success in the Premier League.

Another West Ham player who is struggling to make an impact is Mauro Zarate. The 27-year-old joined the Hammers in the summer transfer window and has faced fitness issues.

Speaking about Zarate, Gold said that he will get his chance in due time as earning a place in Sam Allardyce’s starting line-up is tough at the moment.

West Ham are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 18 points from 11 matches.

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