Agent Luis Rizzi said: "He is happy here, this is his team and the Laziali are his people. The past is behind him now. He has settled into this new reality with a Coach who is a great person and rewards the most worthy.
"Mauro is pleased with the kind words Petkovic said about him. The only truth is that since Zarate has come back to Rome, he wants nothing more than to do his talking on the field.
"He's waiting for his turn to prove he was and is a talent of Argentine football, not to mention a valuable addition to this squad. Any target is possible."