Wednesday June 22 2011
Zarate commits to Lazio

Mauro Zarate has reassured concerned Lazio fans that he doesn't want to quit the Stadio Olimpico.

"The club will decide my future," the Argentine told Radio Sei. "If an offer is made which satisfies the President then he will choose whether to accept it or not.

"However, I don't have any plans to leave Lazio. I still have three years left to run on my contract and I want to do well, very well, with this team.

"I want to stay here and all that I am thinking about right now is next season," continued the attacker.

"I want to have a really good pre-season, train hard with the people I trust in order to always be at 100 per cent and to score lots of goals."

Zarate joined Lazio in 2008, initially on loan, but was signed outright a year later for around €17m.

He scored 16 goals in 41 appearances in his first Lazio campaign, but struggled to find the target in his second.

He ended this Serie A season with nine goals in 35 games for the Biancocelesti.