Zaha ‘fears’ Palace repeat as Man Utd clause pushes up price
Posted On July 30, 2020
Wilfried Zaha is worried that a clause Man Utd inserted into the deal when he left Old Trafford could once again push Crystal Palace’s asking price up, according to reports.
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Zaha has been expected to leave Crystal Palace in each of the last two summer transfer windows, signing a new contract after failing to move in 2018 and handing in a transfer request to try and force the situation last year.
The winger has attracted interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton and Napoli in recent transfer windows, with his recent decision to part with Will Salthouse and link up with renowned agent Pini Zahavi an indication that he still sees his future elsewhere.
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And now The Sun claims that Zaha ‘fears being priced out of the market by Crystal Palace for a second year running’ after informing the club that he would like to make a move this summer.
Palace boss Hodgson is ‘ready to listen to offers’ but Palace are likely to ‘demand as much as £70MILLION for their star player’.
The economic impact of the pandemic, couple with his drop in form means the price is still £30m less than Palace demanded this time last year.
The sell-on clause that Man Utd agree with Palace when they sold him to the Eagles in 2015 will prove to be the ‘biggest stumbling block’ for any deal.
The Sun claims that Man Utd are entitled to ’25 per cent of any future sale’ which makes it difficult for Palace to lower their demands.
Arsenal are no longer interested in Zaha but ‘one possible solution’ would be for Everton to offer £20m plus Alex Iwobi or Cenk Tosun as part of the deal.
The report also names Tottenham as interested but they are reluctant to become ‘involved in a bidding war’.