In all my years in football I have never read such a warm goodbye statement from a departing player. Good luck Mauro pic.twitter.com/nbicBng4aY— David Gold (@davidgold) January 22, 2016
The Argentine striker left West Ham yesterday to join Fiorentina, and he posted a goodbye message on social media site Twitter.
Zarate had been with West Ham since 2014, and his time at Upton Park was mixed.
The 28-year-old was brought to the club by Sam Allardyce, but he never seemed to suit the system deployed by the Hammers’ former manager.
He was sent out on loan to Queens Park Rangers last season, but also struggled to make an impact there.
Many supporters expected Zarate to move on last summer, but Slaven BIlic saw something in the forward and he enjoyed a resurgent period at the start of the campaign.
Zarate scored the winner for West Ham against Arsenal, and he also netted on four other occasions.
He leaves the Hammers having 22 times in the Premier League and scoring five times.