Wilfried Zaha still set on leaving Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha still set on leaving Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha warming up

by Bertin Basson

Sunday Jul 26, 2020. 11:00

Crystal Palace head coach Roy Hodgson has conceded to the fact that Wilfried Zaha still wants to leave the club.

The Ivory Coast international came very close to swapping the Eagles for English Premier League rivals Arsenal last year and reports suggest Atletico Madrid, Everton, Bayern Munich and Newcastle United are all currently interested in signing the winger.

Questioned about Zaha’s future, Hodgson said as quoted by the Daily Mail: “Wilf has made it clear, ever since I came to the club really, that he would relish a move and would like to move on and find some pastures new.

“But he’s a very valuable player and the club realises his value and appreciates his value and so really everything will depend I guess – as it always does – [on] what sort of offers the club is going to receive for him and how they will equate that with the need to keep him or the need, maybe, to satisfy his wishes, and allow him to go after giving good service to the club for a period of time.

“Quite frankly, I’ve got no answer to that question, it will be all a matter, I guess, of seeing what transpires,” he concluded.

The 27-year-old has 127 goal contributions in 361 matches for the Eagles and is contracted to the club until 2023.

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