It has become one of the most predictable transfer sagas in recent years – Wilfried Zaha wanting to leave Crystal Palace every summer transfer window – but now feels like the right time for both parties to go their separate ways, according to Carlton Palmer.
Zaha has once again this summer told Palace that he wants to leave the club and with Roy Hodgson, who appeared to have a great relationship with the winger, now not at the club it could signal the most likely time for him to leave.
Who should sign Zaha?
There has been speculation linking him with Everton who have a long-standing interest in the 28-year-old, but also Tottenham Hotspur, who may only be able to finance a move if Harry Kane was to leave the club.
If Zaha was to leave then it would be for a price that Palace believe to be right and potential suitors would be looking at a transfer fee of around £40m according to Goal, something that Palmer believes is reasonable, as he spoke exclusively to This is Futbol:
“I think it has been a recurring theme and I think at some point, he will go, maybe it will be this summer if they get the right money for him.
“I think £40-50 million is a realistic fee because I think he’s a terrific player and he’s done fantastic for Crystal Palace but, I think it’s come to a point now where I’m sure Steve Parish has said ‘we’ve got to let him go.’ “
Last season was Zaha’s best in front of goal which may have given him that extra drive to get a move away this summer if he is going to be entering his peak years, especially when a lot of bigger clubs are going through rebuilds and may be willing to take a risk on him.