West Ham co-owner asked, why sell Zarate and keep Jelavic, responds

David Gold urges West Ham fans to wait and see.

West Ham co-owner David Gold believes supporters should wait and see before judging their transfer activity.

The Hammers sold Mauro Zarate to Fiorentina yesterday, reported The BBC, letting the Argentina leave after one and a half seasons at the club.

This decision did not sit well with everybody despite the recent addition of Sam Byram from Leeds United, with one supporter asking why the club decided to sell Zarate, but keep summer signing Nikica Jelavic, who has failed to impress.

Gold, responding on Twitter where the question was posed, said that fans should wait until the end of the transfer window before making judgement.

In the summer West Ham did not complete their activity until transfer deadline day, being one of the more active clubs, sealing the signings of several players including Jelavic.

When all are fit, Jelavic should be fourth choice striker behind Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia and Andy Carroll, but injuries have dictated the former Hull City has had more game time than had been likely otherwise.

The 30-year-old has been used mainly as a substitute, making one start in the Premier League and 10 appearances off the bench, scoring only one goal.

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