Wilfred Zaha told to leave Crystal Palace comfort zone


Wilfred Zaha is one of the hottest properties in the Premier League this summer, and it seems the winger needs to leave the club.

That’s according to Sam Allardyce, who thinks that the creative star needs to move on – and go to a bigger club in order to find himself.

Allardyce things that the experience at United will actually help him, and it will certainly allow him to build his career and take things to new heights.

He said to Standard Sport“He’s ready because of the experience of Manchester United and then coming back to Palace and re-establishing himself as a top player.

“A few years have moved on and he’s established himself even more as one of the most talented players in his position in the league.

“The last two seasons, in particular, have shown his maturity, and his end product has got better. He’s not only played out wide, but Roy [Hodgson] has used him through the middle successfully.

“It’s London, where he prefers, so he’d be more comfortable there.

“So, as much as I don’t like to say this to Crystal Palace fans who I love, it is probably time for Wilfried to move on, and get that next challenge under his belt.

“I do think the fee would have to be much bigger than what Chelsea are talking about.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium on November 1, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


Zaha has been heavily linked with Tottenham Hotspur, who have failed to bring in new players this summer so far.

The club have tied key players down to new deals, and that’s something manager Mauricio Pochettino has been thrilled about, noting it will make a huge difference to the club and their future.

The likes of Harry Kane showing the intent to remain and help Spurs fight for trophies shows they believe in the club and their future, even if there has been some questions about their ability to actually win trophies and not just be the nearly men.

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