Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha
Saturday Dec 30, 2017. 13:30
With speculation rife that Cote d’Ivoire international Wilfried Zaha is set to leave Crystal Palace, manager Roy Hodgson has insisted the attacking player is going nowhere.
His comments come a few days after he stated that Zaha could be lured away from Selhurst Park if a big offer is received.
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The manager has since gone back on those words and said the 25-year-old will be staying at Palace if he has anything to do about it.
“I've assurances from the owners and chairman Steve Parish, it's not going to happen,” said Hodgson.
“We are not too concerned about any rumours because he is going nowhere.
“Wilfried has been absolutely excellent for us in this recent good run we have had and of course he is the iconic Crystal Palace player having been with us for so many years and being a local hero.
“He is doing everything he can to try and keep us out of the relegation zone and he is going to have to keep producing those type of performances for many more games because we have a long fight ahead of us.”
Zaha scored the winner against Chelsea on his return and has since helped the Eagles move off the bottom of the table, following an eight-game unbeaten run which ended in defeat against Arsenal this past Thursday.