Tottenham move for Lazio striker Mauro Zarate

Tottenham plotting loan move for Lazio striker Zarate

Tottenham have joined the race to sign former Birmingham striker Mauro Zarate.

Italian side Lazio are ready to listen to offers for the 24-year-old Argentine, who is out of favour at the Serie A club.

Lazio striker Mauro Zarate

Tasty: Lazio striker Mauro Zarate

And Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is plotting a loan move for Zarate, who impressed during a loan spell at Birmingham four years ago.

Agent Barry McIntosh, who was involved in Zarate's move to St Andrews, said: 'There is a lot of interest in Mauro.

'Spurs are among the clubs interested in bringing him back to England.

'He made a positive impact at Birmingham previously and his reputation has continued to grow.'