The Argentine attacker moved to the London outfit on a three-year contract from Velez Sarsfield in the summer of 2014, as reported by BBC Sport.
Much was expected of the former Lazio star, but he struggled to make an impact at the Boleyn Ground, scoring two goals and creating seven chances in seven Premier League appearances.
Zarate was sent out on loan to London rivals Queens Park Rangers in the January transfer window, but the 28-year-old failed to do much of note at Loftus Road either.
The former Al-Sadd man could feature in just four league games for QPR, who got relegated to the Championship at the end of the 2014-15 campaign.
Zarate, though, has insisted that he wants to remain at West Ham and prove himself to new manager Slaven Bilic, and was recently quoted as saying by The Mirror: “It is an exciting time for the club and I want to be part of that.”
The former Lazio star is a hugely talented player, and it seems that West Ham fans want him to remain at the Boleyn Ground for the 2015-16 campaign.
The Hammers supporters have been commenting on Zarate on a couple of stories on him on HITC Sport (Mauro Zarate wants West Ham United stay and Could there be new hope for forgotten striker Mauro Zarate at West Ham?).
Below are the best comments:
AHappyHammer: “If he pulls his socks up, and keeps his nose clean, then yes, he does.”
Mickey: “defo should be given a chance.”
Stockporthammer: “Given the chance I'm sure Mauro can conform to a number of attacking formations Bilic will require. His trickery and close ball control would present problems for any defence if he got the chance to run at them. His temperament has been a problem but we'd all get the ache if we were getting mugged off the way he was by Allardyce so why hold this against him. The best strikers are a little selfish, sometimes volatile and he is certainly not a yes man so maybe Bilic will like him.”
The Cat: “Deserves to be given a fresh chance as do all players under a new manager. Lets hope he has the desire in his belly and can handle not being the first name on the team sheet by default. If you're doing the business then fair enough. No player has a divine right to play, this is the way all the "Top" clubs operate.”
(♥‾♥) ᵈᵉᶦᶠᶦʳᵉᵛ✓ ʇʇnB‾s,ʞɔnD: “I hope Zarate gets a fair crack of the whip. Maiga should be given a chance too and although he might be 6ft 1" he isn't a lone striker at all he is ball to feet player, partner him with Valencia or Sakho and I think he'll smash a good amount of goals. I'd play Zarate just behind the front 2.”