Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer believes Matheus Pereira would be a suitable replacement for Wilfried Zaha at Crystal Palace.
Back in May, in an interview with The Face, Zaha made it clear that he would jump at the opportunity to play at another top side again following his previous stint with Manchester United.
As for Pereira, who will also undoubtedly be open to a move after West Brom’s relegation to the Championship, he has been linked with Zaha’s current team.
Is Pereira good enough to replace Zaha?
According to The Athletic, the 25-year-old’s name has been discussed at Palace and Palmer believes he could be a good option for the club, especially if they do go on to lose Zaha this summer.
When asked by TT if Pereira was the kind of signing that could bring some excitement to Selhurst Park, the ex-West Brom player said:
“Yeah, he is, especially if you’re going to lose Zaha, but we still don’t know what’s going to happen with him. Obviously Palace will be desperate to keep him, but he’s always intimated that he wants a move away.
“So somebody like that coming into the club would be a suitable replacement for Zaha if he goes and maybe that might be in their thinking.”
Tottenham and Everton are two teams who are said to be interested in Zaha, but nothing is yet to materialise.
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