Manchester United could make a ‘huge’ profit if Crystal Palace sell Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to reports.
According to The Sun, Man United could earn a £17.5m windfall on their former winger in the transfer window. United chiefs Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ed Woodward may receive a boost to their transfer kitty which might help them sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund in the process.
Eagles manager Roy Hodgson is ready to let him leave if the right offer arrives but his representatives are worried that Palace could scupper their plans as they are demanding at least £70m in the summer.
Zaha was angry after Palace chairman Steve Parish slapped an astonishing £100m price tag on his head to ward off any potential suitors last year.
Of course, everything hinges on whether or not the Eagles will be able to sell the 27-year-old in the summer, but United could increase their sizeable transfer kitty for practically no effort at all.
The Ivorian’s time at Old Trafford will forever be remembered as an unfortunate blemish on his career, although he may end up doing his old club a massive favour.
Zaha was the final signing made by Sir Alex Ferguson before he retired as Man United manager, originally moving to the Theatre of Dreams from Selhurst Park for £15m in January 2013. However, he was promptly loaned back to his boyhood club, helping Palace gain promotion to the Premier League.
United shrewdly attached a sell-on clause in the contract which could benefit the club’s pursuit of Sancho several years later. The Red Devils seem to be at a standstill with Dortmund with both clubs roughly £20m apart on their respective valuations.
Woodward will likely use the extra cash generated by Zaha’s potential sale to get closer to the German giants’ valuation as a little goes a long way.
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