Reported Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha has pledged his allegiance to Crystal Palace for another five years with a new contract, all but ruling out any chance of him leaving the London this summer.
According to the S*n, Zaha has signed a deal worth £110k-a-week to stay Selhurst Park and the club are now keen to ward off interest from Arsenal and Tottenham. Both Zaha and Palace chairman Steve Parish issued statements.
Crystal Palace’s Player of the Season said: “Palace is in my heart and I don’t think the story is over. I spoke with Steve (Parish) and I think I still have more to give this club. The supporters have been amazing and I want us to do more than just stay in the league next year.”
The 24-year-old has impressed throughout the season and its resulted in him winning the Player of the Year award for the second campaign in a row. Zaha has made more than 250 appearances for the Eagles, scoring more than 30 goals.
Palace chairman Parish was also delighted to confirm the contract extension of his star player, saying: “Wilf has been with the club since he was 8 years old and in the first team from the day I arrived.
“He is our talisman and someone that week in week out gives everything for the Red and Blue. I’m delighted he has committed his future to us and look forward to climbing up the table with him next year.”
Wilfried Zaha is enjoying his life at Palace and it will be tough for any club to lure him away now he’s in top form. He’ll be mindful of how badly his big move to a European giant (Manchester United) went in the past and won’t rush a move this time round.