Lazio striker linked with Eastlands move.
Manchester City are eyeing Lazio striker Mauro Zarate.
Gazzetta dello Sport says City chiefs see Zarate as an ideal replacement for want-away captain Carlos Tevez.
Zarate, who doesn’t see eye-to-eye with Lazio management, has previous Premier League experience thanks to a loan spell at Birmingham City.
The Argentine is similar in style to Tevez and hasn’t hidden his ambitions of one day returning to England.
If Roberto Mancini does allow Carlos Tevez to leave Eastlands in the summer, and that’s a big IF, then a move for Lazio striker Mauro Zarate would make little or no sense. The 24 year old Argentine is constantly hawked out to potential buyers by his overly eager agent and his form is surely simply not sufficient for Man City to consider the former Birmingham City loanee a viable option.
The pint sized attacker is yet to win a full senior cap for his country and managed just 3 goals in 32 appearances last term and has only performed marginally better this term. Whilst it’s true that Zarate is at times played out wide he is a player who clearly overrated and nowhere near able to fill Tevez’s boots.
Also if Mancini did sell the former Man United and West Ham man then he does of course have a plethora of other strikers at the club including Mario Balotelli, Edin Dzeko and Emmanuel Adebayor to name just three.