Sunday December 16 2012
Did Zarate storm out on Lazio?

There are reports that Mauro Zarate stormed off when told he’d be on the Lazio bench against Inter, effectively ending his time in Rome.

The striker was in the squad for last night’s Serie A match against his former club at the Stadio Olimpico.

However, his name did not appear on the bench, nor was he spotted in the stands for Lazio’s 1-0 victory.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Zarate stormed off when told he would only be on the bench.

There are even rumours this happened the night before the game, as he turned down the call-up and preferred to stay home.

Coach Vladimir Petkovic has previously criticised the Argentine’s attitude and it’s clear the rapport with Lazio is at an all-time low.

It won’t be easy to sell Zarate, who earns €2m per season and has a contract that expires in June.

Therefore it’s possible Lazio will opt to rescind the contract by mutual consent in January so he can find himself a new club.

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