Man Utd and Arsenal on transfer alert with Wilfried Zaha ‘so set on leaving Crystal Palace’, reveals Roy Hodgson

WILFRIED ZAHA is set to spark a transfer scramble after Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson admitted he wants out this summer.

Manchester United and Arsenal have both been linked with the Ivory Coast international after pursuing him last summer.

Hodgson has revealed that Zaha has asked to leave Palace

The Premier League duo were both priced out of a move with Palace slapping a £70million asking price on the 27-year-old tricky winger.

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But with another year closer to the end of his contract and just four league goals, Palace are open to offers in the region of £40m.

Hodgson said: “It’s a dilemma for the club and a dilemma for him if he is so set on leaving.

“If he feels he just does not want to be with us any more, that would be sad.

“We still like him very much; we can’t make him like us. This is a situation that only he and the club can sort out. I don’t have an answer.”

Speaking on his struggling form, Hodgson added: “It’s obviously affected him because his form in the last few weeks has really been quite poor considering what he is capable of doing.”

Zaha was left furious last summer when he missed out on a last minute move to Everton.

After committing his loyalty to Selhurst Park, Hodgson added that he will let him leave if the price is right.

The ex-England boss told The Times: “Wilf has made it clear ever since I came to the club, really, that he would like to move on and find some pastures new.

“But of course he is a very valuable player and the club realises his value.

“Everything will depend on what sort of offers the club receives for him.

“Or maybe we satisfy his wishes and allow him to go after giving good service to the club for a period of time.”

Man Utd are in the market for a new forward but are likely to pursue deals for Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish.

Zaha previously had a two-year spell at Old Trafford before being flogged back to Palace in 2015.


By: Richard Forrester
Title: Man Utd and Arsenal on transfer alert with Wilfried Zaha ‘so set on leaving Crystal Palace’, reveals Roy Hodgson
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Published Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2020 06:52:31 +0000

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