Former Crystal Palace striker Marcus Bent has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that he expects his old side to get good money for Wilfried Zaha if they sell him in the summer.
Zaha could be on the move in the next transfer window, with 90min reporting that Arsenal are set to reignite their interest in the 28-year-old winger.
Palace’s £80m valuation of their star man back in 2019 proved to be a stumbling block for Arsenal and was a fee that no team evidently wanted to pay.
Even so, Bent believes Palace will still be able to get a large sum if they do decide to sell Zaha this summer and expects the club to reinvest it.
On the Ivory Coast international’s possible departure, the retired Premier League footballer said:
“Will he go? I don’t know. But if he does go, I think he’d go for a big price tag and I think that Crystal Palace will have to replace him. I think they’d get a good price tag and bring in a couple of players, but the players that they do bring in won’t be superstars. They will be players that just work within the team.”
Zaha may not be the only Palace player who departs Selhurst Park this summer. The likes of Christian Benteke and Patrick van Aanholt are set to be free agents, while manager Roy Hodgson will also be out of contract come the end of the season.
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