Former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor has been giving his thoughts on a possible Villa Park move for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
The Lowdown: Zaha linked with Villa
Unai Emery is after a new A-list attacker in the New Year who can play anywhere across the front three, with Zaha’s name being floated around in recent weeks.
The 30-year-old has been linked with a move to the Midlands, with Villa Park thought to be the most likely next destination for the Ivorian at this moment in time.
Ashley Preece also recently teased a potential move for the Ivory Coast forward, telling Villa supporters to ‘keep an eye on Zaha’ when it comes to possible arrivals in the Midlands.
The Latest: Agbonlahor reacts to Zaha rumours
Speaking to Football Insider regarding a possible move to Villa Park for Zaha, the club’s former captain Agbonlahor seemed excited, saying that it ‘would be a great signing’ and calling the Palace forward a ‘top player’.
The talkSPORT pundit gushed: “Wilfried Zaha is a top player. Any club in the Premier League would love to have him.
“If Villa can get him on a free transfer it would be a great signing. He is what we are missing on that left side.”
The Verdict: Why not…
Zaha can play anywhere across the front three, so heseems to fit the mould when it comes to Emery’s attacking requirements.
Therefore, a winter swoop could be a smart idea by Villa, or else they may decide to hold out until the summer, possibly hoping to sign Zaha for free when his contract at Selhurst Park expires, making this prospective move indeed one to watch going into January 2023.
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