Many Crystal Palace fans have flocked to Twitter following a post from transfer guru Fabrizio Romano in which he claimed that Eagles youngster Zion Atta is set to complete a move to Ligue 1 outfit OGC Nice.
At the age of just 16, the winger made one appearance in the Under-18 Premier League last term for Crystal Palace [Transfermarkt].
However, he has now elected to join Nice in France following recent reports from renowned reporter Romano, with the reported offer of a new scholarship and professional deal [Daily Mail] seemingly not enough to keep him at Selhurst Park.
Will Zion Atta be a big miss for CPFC?
Speaking to his large Twitter audience, the journalist relayed that there is a ‘deal now agreed’ between the winger and Nice, with a move set to be completed today. Juventus were also said to be interested in acquiring his services.
In light of this, plenty of Crystal Palace diehards took to social media to express their opinions on recent developments.
Crystal Palace fans react:
“Yeah but wanted 2 grand a week and we weren’t willing to break our wage structure for him. Raiola client so only wanted money”
“Good riddance. A lot can happen between now and him being ready to play first team football. Paying him what he demanded (£100k pa) would have been bad for morale in the academy group and a huge gamble.”
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