Wilfried Zaha urged to join Real Madrid or Barcelona & why his situation is different to Paul Pogba – Graeme Souness

Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace

The first match on Sunday in the Premier League sees Sheffield United host Crystal Palace.

Sheffield United already have a point on the board after last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

As for Crystal Palace, they also drew their Premier League opener: 0-0 against Everton.

Wilfried Zaha urged to join Real Madrid or Barcelona

In his weekly column in the Sunday Times, Graeme Souness has focused in on Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha has been a major topic of transfer speculation in the press this summer.

The Ivory Coast international is known to have been looking for a move from Crystal Palace.

However, while Arsenal and Everton were linked to Zaha, he’s ended up remaining with the Eagles.

For Souness, Zaha should be aiming to join the best clubs in world football when he finally makes a transfer switch:

Wilfried Zaha is good enough to play for Europe’s elite — Barcelona, Bayern Munich or Real Madrid — as well as any of the Premier League’s top clubs. That’s how highly I rate him.

I still see Zaha ending up at a big club again, whether it’s this Christmas or next summer. 

If I was still playing, Bayern, Barcelona and Real Madrid are the only clubs I’d consider leaving the Premier League for — and Zaha’s good enough to play for all of them.

For the record, Souness has peddled ‘Zaha to Real Madrid’ for some time now.

Wilfried Zaha vs Paul Pogba

Souness is known for his constant criticisms of Man United midfielder Paul Pogba.

This summer, Pogba, like Zaha, indicated his desire to switch clubs.

Yet, while Souness believes that Pogba has acted poorly towards Man United, the same isn’t true for Zaha:

I criticised Paul Pogba here last Sunday for being in a dressing room with his Manchester United teammates and not wanting to be part of the group going into the new season.

That’s also true of Zaha, yet that is where the comparison ends because for someone at Crystal Palace the chance to join Arsenal, one of England’s bigger clubs, is an obvious upgrade.

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