Photo: Mauro Zarate in West Ham United training

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Mauro Zarate has been training with the rest of the West Ham United squad today.

The West Ham United players are training today ahead of their Europa League qualifiers next month.

The Premier League outfit will take on Andorran side FC Lusitans in the first qualifying round of the prestigious European competition.

The first leg of the tie will be played at the Boleyn Ground on July 2, and the Hammers’ players have been training today as part of their preparations.

Among the players in training today was Mauro Zarate, who joined West Ham last summer amid much hype and expectation.

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 at the time.

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.

The Argentine will be hoping to establish himself as a key player of the West Ham team under new manager Slaven Bilic and has been training hard today (see picture above).

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