According to The Telegraph Mauricio Pochettino is planning a fresh move for Wilfried Zaha and the club are confident of beating Chelsea to his signature this summer.
We failed with our efforts to sign the winger twice last season but are hopeful that Crystal Palace will sell him, even if they avoid relegation from the Premier League and the article says signing the 25-year-old would be seen as a statement of intent from the club and that the cost of the club’s new stadium — which could be £750 million and is scheduled to open next season — will not affect our spending in the transfer market.
The article goes on to say that Chelsea want to add attacking players and Manchester City also made a tentative inquiry for Zaha last month.
It adds that last season was Zaha’s best campaign since he returned to the south London club from Manchester United in 2014, where he scored seven league goals as Palace avoided relegation. He then signed a five-year deal worth around £100,000 per week in May.
The article adds that we made offers of up to £21 million in the summer of 2016 when Steve Parish, the Crystal Palace chairman, called a bid of £12 million “ridiculous”. He could cost more than £50 million.
Meanwhile Zaha hopes to return from a knee problem in one month after being injured in the 1-1 draw with Newcastle United two weeks ago. He missed two months at the start of the season as Palace have struggled for goals.
Would you take Zaha now that we have Lucas on board? It would likely take a club record fee to sign him, and where might he fit in? Let us know your thoughts
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