Everton are interested in signing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha in the summer transfer window, according to Goal.
The report says the Blues have been keen on Zaha since the summer of 2019, when they offered £70million plus Cenk Tosun and James McCarthy.
That ‘admiration’ remains, and they believe Zaha’s price is now far lower. Indeed, he could be available for less than £40million.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side may face competition from Tottenham Hotspur, who are said to be ‘monitoring the situation’.
Zaha a vital figure at Selhurst Park
Though Palace’s demands appear to have eased somewhat, they understandably want to keep hold of him.
Zaha scored 11 goals for the Eagles last season, the highest tally in the squad. Christian Benteke (10 goals) was the only other player to pass the five-goal mark (via BBC Sport).
Roy Hodgson is leaving Selhurst Park, and there may be serious concerns about the impact of losing both a manager and a talismanic on-field figure.
Fan feed The Toffee Blues relayed Goal’s report, and here’s how supporters reacted.
These Everton fans implore club not to sign Zaha
“No absolutely not”
“No no no thanks”
“Same issues…. never learning if this is the type of profile of player we’re signing. Definition of insanity”
“If we sign anyone over the age of 23 there should be a riot at Goodison park. Buy youth and keep buying youth… with pace”
“Yet again another signing towards the twilight years of his career and would demand stupid wages”
“Any chance of us signing players under 28?”
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