Mauro Zarate's agent and brother insists this season has been a success despite West Ham exit and Fiorentina struggles

The Argentine has struggled at Fiorentina since leaving West Ham.

Mauro Zarate left West Ham United in the winter, making a move back to Italy with Fiorentina.

When he initially left the club he was high in his praise and thanks for his time at West Ham - however he was not that keen on all aspects of his time at Upton Park.

In quotes reported by Viola News he revealed that he was not keen on the role he had at the club - after spending much of his time on the left-wing.

The Argentine attacker played 21 times for West Ham this season and scored five goals for the club including in the opening day win over Arsenal.

His move to Fiorentina has not however bettered his fortunes. Zarate has not been a regular in the Fiorentina first-team and has already been linked with an exit from the club once again.

Now his agent and brother Rolando Zarate has insisted that the player is happy with his season – despite its difficulties.

He is quoted by Football Italia as stating:

“Despite the complicated period for the Viola, his season up until now has been positive and we’re satisfied with this.

“Clearly he’d like to have more space. Like every player, his desire is to play as much as possible, but it’s the Coach’s choice and Paulo Sousa’s decisions must be respected.

“Without doubt Mauro will be in Florence next season. And I’ll tell you something else, next year will be a great season for Mauro with Fiorentina, it’ll be his consecration on the river Arno.”

Zarate first joined West Ham in May 2014 but struggled to play regular football for the club, spending time on loan at QPR, before his positive first half of the current campaign.

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