Ally McCoist believes that Wilfried Zaha would start for the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool.
Zaha has been one of the most exciting attackers in the Premier League over the best part of the last decade but the winger’s future at Crystal Palace is in doubt, with his current contract running out at the end of the season (Transfermarkt).
Tottenham reportedly explored a move for the 29-year-old on transfer deadline day in the summer but the North London club were unable to get the deal over the line (The Athletic).
Roma Giallorossa reported a couple of weeks ago that AS Roma also explored a move for the Palace star in the summer and that Jose Mourinho’s side could look to snap up the Ivorian on a free transfer at the end of this season.
McCoist believes that Zaha should also be on the radars of several English clubs if he becomes available next summer.
The pundit told talkSPORT (02/11/22 at 7:25 am) about the former Manchester United man: “I would tell him, go and follow your heart, Wilfried. Follow your heart. One thing you have earned is the respect of all the Palace fans and football fans up and down the country.
“I think he’s a great watch. I love going to Palace – I think Wilfried Zaha has earned his stripes. I think he does not owe anybody, anything.
“He owes himself to go and make the right call, whatever he wants to do. If that’s to stay at Palace, then I would be the same as the Palace fans, I would be absolutely delighted.
“In current form, he is walking into the Chelsea team. I know Richarlison and Kulusevski are out injured. But he could play in the Spurs side.
“He doesn’t get into a Liverpool team that have one away game in seven? When everyone isn’t playing well he might not get into it.
“But, right now, you ask some of the Liverpool fans, after some of the performances at Forest, at home to Leeds, then there would be one or two Liverpool fans that would take him on current form.”
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Reports over recent days have indicated that Tottenham will look to sign an attacking player in January to replace Bryan Gil, who is expected to be loaned out (Football.London).
If Zaha refuses to sign a new contract with Palace, perhaps the Eagles will be open to selling the winger for a cut-price fee in January to avoid losing him for free next summer.
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