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Zarate: I'm staying at Lazio

June 22, 2011

Argentina striker Mauro Zarate wants to remain at Lazio next season.

Mauro Zarate salutes supporters at the final whistle following his starring role against Napoli
GettyImagesMauro Zarate salutes supporters at the final whistle following his starring role against Napoli

Zarate, 24, has been strongly linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico this summer after a mixed campaign with the Biancoceleste outfit.

''I have chosen to remain at Lazio,'' said Zarate to Corriere dello Sport. ''I don't want to leave.

''I still have three years left in my contract and I want to continue to do well with this team. Some people believe that last season was a negative one for me.

''I can only say that we didn't see the best Zarate and, hence, I wasn't satisfied with the campaign. I want to do better and I can still improve a lot.''

Zarate scored nine goals to help Lazio finish fifth in Serie A and qualify for next season's Europa League.