Crystal Palace are reportedly open to allowing Wilfried Zaha leave this summer with Arsenal scouts watching him ‘intensely’ according to the Mail on Sunday but they want £80m him while Aaron Wan-Bissaka, another Palace player the Gunners are supposedly interested in, won’t be going anywhere.
With the end of the season fast approaching and Arsenal needing a number of areas reinforced, links will escalate but it’s been a while since we’ve been linked with Zaha. That doesn’t mean, however, our interest has died in the 26-year-old who scored at Ashburton Grove on Sunday in Palace’s frustrating 3-2 win.
According to the report, Palace are open to letting Zaha leave as he wants to ‘test himself against the best’ according to Sunday’s TV coverage but is that likely to be at Arsenal?
He certainly didn’t do his case any harm as he faced up to the Gunners.
Not one single Arsenal player outscored Zaha’s rankings on the day, although that was more to do with Unai Emery’s men being awful than Zaha shining.
He got 7.78 making him the third-highest rank Palace player with a goal, three key passes, one shot on target and a pass completion rate of 91.3%.
Under contract until 2023 and English, he’s unlikely to be priced in a range Arsenal can afford. The Mail on Sunday think it will be between £75m and £80m which is just stupid.
The same goes for Wan-Bissaka whom Palace are reluctant to let leave despite a large amount of interest in the 21-year-old, especially if Zaha does go.
He’s under contract until 2022 and, although he is still an emerging star, he’s English so will also cost stupid money.