Wilfried Zaha & Crystal Palace
As Crystal Palace about to sell Wilfried Zaha for a second time?
Zaha gave an eye-opening interview to the Mail this weekend which clearly indicated his plans to switch clubs.
Of course, Zaha has been down this road before.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s final signing at Man United was to land Zaha, however the forward never cut it at Old Trafford.
After loan spells at Cardiff and Palace, Zaha eventually returned to Selhurst Park in 2015 to restart his career..
Yet, as revealed by the Mail, Zaha plans to play Champions League football:
I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer.
I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) April 19, 2019
Zaha’s price tag revealed
In the Mail on Sunday, there’s an update on Zaha’s future.
It’s claimed that Crystal Palace are willing to sell Zaha for 80 million pounds. Readers are told:
The Mail on Sunday understands Palace will demand between £75m and £80m for the former Manchester United forward.
Zaha is undoubtedly the club’s most influential player and Palace want a fee that reflects his value.
The Mail also claim that if Zaha does leave the Eagles, it could mean that Palace retain Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Put simply, Palace are baulking at selling their two best players this summer.
Arsenal vs Tottenham
When it comes to which clubs are chasing Zaha, the Mail namedrop Arsenal and Tottenham.
Both north London rivals are battling to finish the season in the top four.
One has to assume that, following Zaha’s quotes, he wouldn’t move to either Spurs or the Gunners if they aren’t playing Champions League football next season.
Looking abroad, both Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan are also linked to Zaha. But do they have the finances to satisfy the Eagles?
Social media reaction
Wilf must be bored shitless playing in this team, with these tactics. Who can blame him for wanting to move on.
— GazBod (@gazbod) April 20, 2019
No meltdown here if Wilf wants out. But which “big club” need him?
City – no
Liverpool – no
Spurs – possible but won’t pay the fee
Man utd – he won’t go
Chelsea – transfer ban
Arsenal – possible with players this way
Hence i think he goes abroad
— Big Fella (@MarcWilliams22) April 20, 2019
Wilf deserves everything in football. As long as he doesn’t disrupt the squad forcing a move (he wouldn’t), you can’t blame him. #CPFC
— CPFC HQ (@CPFCHQ) April 20, 2019