REPORT: Wilfried Zaha Wanted Across Europe


Wilfred Zaha is a transfer target for a number of top clubs in Europe. Sky Sports News is reporting that the Crystal Palace player is reportedly wanted by Paris-Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund and Monaco.

Having been denied a move to either Arsenal or Everton last year, the Palace forward reportedly wants to leave this summer.

REPORT: Zaha Looking to Leave This Summer

Zaha Price Tag Blocked Possible Transfer Last Summer

A move across London to Arsenal was on the cards for Zaha in last summer’s window. The forward felt ready to test himself at another of the Premier League’s so-called ‘Big Six,’ following an unsuccessful stint at Manchester United when he was still maturing as a player.

Zaha grew up supporting Arsenal, so was keen on the move. Additionally, then-manager Unai Emery wanted to sign the Palace talisman instead of Nicolas Pepe, who would eventually move to the Emirates for a club record £72 million.

However, Palace chairman Steve Parish was unwilling to sanction the departure of his star player for anything less than £80 million. Arsenal were unwilling to pay the asking price, and Everton elected to spend £34 million on Alex Iwobi rather than continue their own pursuit of the player.

Roy Hodgson Unhappy With Zaha Output This Season

Following any deal failing to materialise last summer, Zaha’s performance levels suffered a dip in the 2019/20 season.

The player ended the season with four goals and five assists across 38 Premier League games, leaving Eagles boss Hodgson wanting more from his side’s biggest name.

Following a 1-1 draw with Tottenham on the final day of the season, Hodgson described Zaha’s form as “really poor considering what he is capable of doing.”

“It’s a dilemma for the club and a dilemma for him if he is so set on leaving. If he feels he just does not want to be with us any more, that would be sad,” added the 73-year-old.

“We still like him very much, we can’t make him like us. This is a situation that only he and the club can sort out. I don’t have an answer.”

Zaha signed a new 5-year contract at Palace in 2018, meaning the club could remain steadfast over their valuation of the player this summer, as they did last year.

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