Wilfried Zaha Draws Interest Across Europe

Wilfried Zaha recently penned a 5-year contract extension with Crystal Palace, but his time at the Selhurst Park might be cut short, as various clubs across Europe are interested in the attacker.

According to Sky Sports, Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco are interested in signing the Crystal Palace star, after he made clear his desire to quit the club.

Failed Arsenal Move

Last season, Wilfried Zaha was subject to heavy transfer speculations linking him with a move across London to join Arsenal and a Merseyside move to Everton. He was reportedly keen on the joining the Gunners, being a childhood supporter of the club.

Following a failed summer move to Arsenal, the 27-year-old struggled to perform for the Eagles last season. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY NSR FOOTBALL.

The move failed to materialize after the Crystal Palace hierarchy — unwilling to let go of their best player — slapped a hefty £80million on Zaha.

This prompted Arsenal to look elsewhere in their pursuit, which ultimately led to the signing of Nicolas Pepe.

Dip in Performance Level

Following a failed summer move to Arsenal, the 27-year-old struggled to perform for the Eagles last season.

He finished the 2019/20 season with four goals and five assists in 38 Premier League games for Roy Hudson.

This prompted the Crystal Palace boss to reveal that both the club and player were in a dilemma regarding the star player’s form.

Crystal Palace Ready to Sell

The Eagles are finally really to sell Zaha and are reportedly willing to accept a cut-price fee of £30million for their prized asset.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at Selhurst Park on February 22, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY JORDAN MANSFIELD/GETTY IMAGES.

Of course, this is a long way off the £80million asking price demanded last season.

The Interest from across Europe is, therefore, no surprise, as £30million for Zaha in the current market is a good bit of business.

He is very experienced and has been a regular at Crystal Palace since 2010. Internationally, Zaha has also represented the Ivory Coast national team on various occasions.

Crystal Palace have already begun the search for a potential replacement and are linked with QPR’s Ebere Eze and Brentford’s Ollie, amongst others.

Ojele Joshuahttps://www.premierleaguecentral.co.uk/
Bona Fide football fan with a passion for writing.
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