Wilfried Zaha proved once again why he is so important for Crystal Palace with a goal and assist against Aston Villa but ex-Premier League manager, Paul Jewell, has exclusively told The Transfer Tavern that Palace could sell the winger this summer, if the price is right.
Zaha is currently enjoying the best season in front of goal in his entire career with 11 goals and with just two years remaining on his contract, there have been reports that Arsenal may reignite their interest in the Ivory Coast international.
Should Palace sell Zaha?
Something that may be a cause for concern at Selhurst Park is that the players are reportedly still in the dark over who will be their manager next season, potentially some uncertainty that could force Zaha to look for a move away.
Zaha did get his big move away earlier in his career as Sir Alex Ferguson signed him at Manchester United but he never settled and returned to Palace two years later permanently, but Jewell, who spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern, has claimed that Palace may look to sell Zaha this summer if they receive the right offer:
He said: “It all depends on two things, what the player wants to do and what the club wants because if Zaha wants to leave, nobody wants to keep an unhappy player, but then the price has to be right.
“There are so many variables that go into a transfer it’s not just one or two things but, I do think from the outside looking in, Palace probably need to take the next step and change four or five players for next season.”
The 28-year old netted his 11th goal of the season in the Premier League which has seen him play as more of a striker, with Roy Hodgson searching to get the most out of the club’s star asset.
Being able to stay relatively injury-free has helped both Zaha and Palace enjoy a mildly successful season, which has seen the Eagles remain quite clear of any relegation threat.
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