It looks a lot like Wilfried Zaha will be on the move this summer as Crystal Palace can no longer hold down their star man. The Premier League’s top six will have been put on high alert after it became clear that the Ivorian could be allowed to leave for £80 million this summer, but Liverpool fans aren’t interested in signing the tricky forward.
Would you take Wilfried Zaha this summer? #LFC
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) 23 April 2019
The poll included in the tweet above may have painted this one as Liverpool fans wanting Zaha, but delve into the replies to the tweet and a lot of the fans are desperately calling against a swoop for the Manchester United flop. The Reds have got Mo Salah and Sadio Mane as their current wide-men so there is little room for the £80 million winger anyway, especially if The Daily Mail’s reported fee is right.
Zaha would be a quality asset to any side in world football, but at Liverpool, it’s hard to see a way in which the Ivorian would start every single week. The front three that Jurgen Klopp uses at Anfield are settled and even if Zaha did join the chances are he wouldn’t be too pleased having to sit on the bench, especially if was to sign for what would be a club-record fee.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Zaha here:
If he was £30m yeah. But he'd be much more. Plus, Brandt > Zaha
— Sam Johns (@Samjohns89) April 23, 2019
Quality player, but could he handle not being in the first 11
— Peter O'Donovan (@Pete4pool) April 23, 2019
No vision to split teams open, bad decision making and injury prone all for 80mp.
— Excelsior (@FrancescLFC) April 23, 2019
No chance. Poor goal return.
— 'Si Senor!' (@PeteKopite) April 23, 2019
No I’d get Wilson back before him, I maybe wrong but he seems a big personality and we don’t need that
— michael davin (@michaeldavin12) April 23, 2019
He’s 27. He’ll be fine at Palace but I wouldn’t taking anything about 45 million for him if he’s a backup. Don’t think he’s what we need.
— Craig Hendricks (@CHendricks20) April 23, 2019
We can do better
— MAN IN BLACK (@azazel006) April 23, 2019
Why? He's world class.. And for that reason he wont accept being benched, cuz he wont come near the front 3..
— Mohaned Tomy (@mohaned_tomy) April 23, 2019
The Kopites can’t understand why they’d swoop for Zaha and even though he’s a quality player there’s no point signing him if he won’t play.