It may be impossible to turn down an offer for Zaha - Big Sam

It may be impossible to turn down an offer for Zaha - Big Sam
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha

by Graeme Jackson

Thursday Apr 13, 2017. 13:00

Sam Allardyce has admitted that Crystal Palace may find it “impossible” to turn down a big-money offer for Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha.

Fellow Premier League sides Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the Elephants player this week.

And while Palace chairman Steve Parish has claimed that the club should be able to keep a hold of Zaha, manager Allardyce is not quite so optimistic.

Speaking at the relaunch of the Palace for Life Foundation at Selhurst Park, ‘Big Sam’ said, “Wilf, us and the clubs that want him will decide his future in the end.

“There is always a point where it may be impossible to turn down what is offered. That is realistic.

“Hopefully, we do not get to that point for a long time but it may be a possibility.

“Because it is a rare talent. There should be another 20 or 30 young Wilfried Zahas across the country.

“However, we do not develop enough so foreign players have to come in and take their places.

“So who knows what the market forces will bring in terms of the price."

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