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Palace journo drops huge take on Zaha future after transfer request

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The Athletic’s Crystal Palace journalist Matt Woosnam insists that no can afford to buy this summer.

The winger has reportedly told the that he intends to leave the this summer, as he bids to play European football regularly.

However, Woosnam insists that Zaha will simply be too expensive for a number of clubs this summer, with his and the potential transfer fee involved likely to put the brakes on a potential exit from Selhurst Park.

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The Ivory Coast international has a contract that runs until 2023, meaning Palace can still demand a big fee for the former Manchester United man, and he is valued at £40.5m by Transfermarkt.

Last season, Zaha made 30 appearances in the Premier League, scoring 11 goals and registering two assists.

Speaking to This Is Futbol, Woosnam said: “I just can’t see anyone who has the financial pulling power to bring him in, on the money that he would want as well. We’re talking £100,000 plus a week, that’s the only reason.

“I don’t think it’s a lack of ability or anything like that. I think it’s just a case of relative to what’s out there, relative to the financial situations of clubs, it’s just unfortunate for him that he signed a five-year contract. That was the advice he was given at the time and he took it.”

Zaha has been linked with both Arsenal and Everton in recent transfer windows but it remains to be seen if they will be willing to make a bid this summer.

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