Why was QPR star Eduardo Vargas 'unhappy' with Mauro Zarate last month?

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The Chilean striker was not happy when Mauro Zarate announced a desire to represent the nation.

This summer West Ham snapped up talented forward Mauro Zarate from Velez Sarsfield. However the 27-year-old has struggled to cement a place at Upton Park and his time at the club courted controversy.

He was signed by co-chairman David Sullivan, according to Zarate, this is the reason he was not getting playing time. However Sam Allardyce responded that he 'wasn't good enough' for West Ham.

With that in mind West Ham were happy to let him go, and QPR were happy to snap him up.

But the traditionally controversial attacker already has an obstacle to overcome it would seem, in the face of an upcoming team-mate Eduardo Vargas.

Vargas, a Chilean international, joined QPR in the summer and on the face of things the fact that Zarate, who recently made it clear that he wants to play football for Chile instead of Argentine should be a good thing.

But when that decision was announced Vargas, perhaps fearing for his place in the Chile side, was not best pleased. He said:

"The truth is that it is something that does not seem right. The squad has very good Chilean players and we don't need to nationalise others to come and perform in our place. It is up to the coach, but the players are not happy with it.

"It's not a decision very well received by the dressing room but if the technician decides he is important and brings him to the team, welcome."

Hopefully it will not cause any issue in the changing room and Vargas will simply accept him to the club with open arms. Because the pair could prove vital to QPR's relegation battle.

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