Sunday January 6 2013
Zarate 'irritated' at Lazio banner

Mauro Zarate reacted bitterly to a banner from Lazio fans urging him to leave. “The important thing now is for me to get out of here.”

The striker has been frozen out after a row with Coach Vladimir Petkovic and reportedly refused to sit on the bench for a game before Christmas.

His agent claimed the fans still supported and loved him, but in last night’s 2-1 win over Cagliari there was a banner that declared: ‘Zarate go! A real champion is humble and picks up the ball in a training session with the youth team, he doesn’t moan on Twitter.’

“It annoyed me seeing that banner,” replied the Argentine on Twitter.

“I would never dare to say those things to the fans, because they gave me so much. I apologise if I offended anyone.

“Unfortunately experiences come to an end. The important thing now is for me to find a solution so I can get out of here.”

Zarate has rejected Turkish side Fenerbahce as an option, while Genoa and even Milan are thought to be interested.

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