Wilfried Zaha has constantly been linked with a move away from Crystal Palace, with Arsenal always appearing to be his likely destination but former Eagle Marcus Bent is not sure big clubs will look to sign him this summer.
The Ivory Coast international has seen fresh new links this week emerge which have suggested that both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur could look to pounce on the winger who has just two years left on his contract, and subsequently could be available for around £40m.
Will Zaha leave Palace?
Palace are set to embark on their first Premier League season without Roy Hodgson for four years and whoever is appointed as his successor may have to navigate the Eagles away from the relegation zone without their talisman.
Zaha may want to leave this summer and Palace may feel this is the last time for them to receive a big offer for the winger, but will any clubs snap him up? Bent is not convinced they will as he spoke exclusively to The Transfer Tavern:
“I think they will be tempted to sell him but the problem is, who would want to buy him? I’m not saying nobody would want to buy him but we spoke about Everton and how they wanted to take him on two years ago, because that was when he was young and fresh.
“I mean two or three years ago Man City would have taken him but now, who’s going to take a risk on him? Is he going to be consistent enough at another club? So, I don’t know whether they will try and cash in on him this summer. Will they get the money that will allow them to sign a few new players?”
Zaha may have well and truly put himself in the shop window after putting up his best numbers in front of goal in his entire career, finishing on 11 goals and as the club’s top scorer.
After Hodgson announced that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season, it may have forced Zaha to seriously consider his future and if he wants to risk playing under a manager who may not allow him to play as Hodgson did.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience