Topics:

101logo_transparent
Search
Close this search box.

Decision ahead as Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha considers immediate future

The 30-year-old has been a Premier League icon for the Eagles after emerging from the club’s academy in 2010, spending a combined thirteen seasons in South London while making over 400 appearances and scoring nearly 100 goals across all competitions.

Ivorian star winger Wilfried Zaha is faced with a tough decision in the coming weeks after the Crystal Palace talisman will be forced to decide his immediate future at Selhurst Park amid serious interest from outside of the English capital.

The 30-year-old has been a Premier League icon for the Eagles after emerging from the club’s academy in 2010, spending a combined thirteen seasons in South London while making over 400 appearances and scoring nearly 100 goals across all competitions.

But that legacy could possibly be at an end this summer after reports from The Guardian’s Ed Aarons detail interest in the Ivorian from six different clubs across Europe and the Middle East.

Palace, of course, always remain in the running to keep their star on the books in the capital after having already offered a four-year deal that is valued at £10m, but with Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, Società Sportiva Lazio, Galatasaray Spor Kulübü, Fenerbahçe Spor Kulübü, Paris Saint-Germain, and Al-Nassr all linked with interest, Zaha’s immediate pathway may not be all that straight forward.

Napoli and PSG as recent domestic champions who can offer Champions League football in 2023-24 will no doubt be appealing for a player who has only ever featured in Europe once in his career. Lazio is also Champions League-bound after finishing second in Serie A, while both Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe may offer the same if they successfully negotiate their qualifying campaign.

But perhaps Zaha’s connection to Palace may be enough in the end to keep him at a club that he not only has helped define in the Premier League era, but one that has also defined him as one of the most electric players in the top-flight of English football.

Read below for more news

Trouble brewing at PSG as 6 teammates report Kylian Mbappé over interview comments

Revealed: Where Carlo Ancelotti intends to field Arda Güler

Man United boss Erik ten Hag sends farewell message to departing David de Gea

Picture of Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

101GreatGoals.com