The Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are concerned by rumours linking their club with Crystal Palace’s Wilfired Zaha.
Manchester City have been consistently linked with Alexis Sanchez since the summer transfer window despite their complete domination in the Premier League this season, but it now appears that Pep Guardiola has a new attacking target in his sights this January. According to reports in The Daily Mirror, City are set to rival the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal for Wilfried Zaha – a player who is really beginning to live up to his potential at Crystal Palace this season.
The Eagles fortunes have been completely transformed under the leadership of Roy Hodgson since he took charge in September this year, and the performances of the former Manchester United employee have been a crucial component of their dramatic improvement.
Zaha has dazzled defenders with his lightning quick feet and confidence to drive at opponents on a regular basis, and he has been rewarded for his efforts with 4 goals and 1 assist from his 12 league appearances so far.
However, despite Zaha’s vast improvement this season, the majority of the Manchester City fans on Twitter appear far from convinced that the Ivory Coast international would be a quality addition to the squad.
And after being linked with Sanchez for so long, it is easy to understand why the prospect of signing Zaha has been greeted with very limited enthusiasm from The Citizens faithful.
Here’s what the City supporters had to say about the potential signing of Zaha…
We don't need anymore superstar players filling the bench. Zaha is very talented and for one of the most skilled English players its a surprise he's still at Palace. He'd probably love a move to City whereas Sanchez would demand money just to displace one of our young forwards
— akimbo raffica (@Jxhntourage) December 18, 2017
It just reeks of Scott Sinclair!!
— Scott Rowbottom (@ScottRowy) December 18, 2017
I’d have to agree with rowbottom. Waste of money.
— Simon (@simonreadstone) December 19, 2017
Why? Ok but, Why zaha? Seems to me like a name picked out of a hat he’s too good to be a rotation player which is what he will be at city
— BernardoBread (@BernardoBread) December 18, 2017
More unsettling Palace! And 40 mill – what a joke!
— Terje Riis (@terjeriis1) December 19, 2017
lol he is only worth half that on his best day and was a complete flop at United. Sod that as we have our own young talent to bring through like Diaz, Fodrn or even Roberts
— Matt Woolfenden (@OneEyedLycan) December 18, 2017
no no no!! Good player but i don't want to see the likes of Diaz path being blocked by more attacking players. We need an lb and cb that's it
— Andrew Earlie (@AndrewEarlie) December 19, 2017
Zaha can fit but why not focus on Diaz??? The lad has a special talent and unless Pep really acknowledge him, he might end up like Sancho.
— Itumeleng (@Itumele47673168) December 19, 2017
Fun as hell to watch. Just don’t think he’s going to fit in properly.
— Brad Keller (@Bradkeller2117) December 18, 2017