Marcus Bent, who was part of the Crystal Palace side that were relegated from the Premier League in 1998, has exclusively told This is Futbol, that it will be a huge risk if Palace were to sell Wilfried Zaha.
Zaha has enjoyed his best season in front of goal this term having netted 11 times, beating his previous best of 10, which he managed in the 2018/19 season with the Eagles.
Should Palace sell Zaha?
The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move away this summer as his contract edges closer to expiring in 2024 and Arsenal are one of the clubs credited with an interest in the winger.
It would be a huge risk for Palace to sell their star player ahead of recruiting a new manager and despite Zaha’s inconsistencies, he is a top player, which are the thoughts of Bent, who exclusively told This is Futbol:
“Of course, you want to bring some money into the club but once you start to get rid of your best players, then you’re taking a risk. We’re talking about Frank Lampard coming in but if he was to get the job and Palace start selling their best players, then there’ll be something to think about.
“We’ve said it before, but Zaha just hasn’t been that consistent this year, but we all know that he is a talent and what he is capable of.”
Palace are now on the hunt for a new manager after Roy Hodgson called time on his tenure at Selhurst Park, having spent four seasons with the Eagles.