Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson looks on during the Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted he is expecting interest to be shown in Wilfried Zaha in the January transfer window after an impressive start to the season.
Despite the Eagles' struggles Zaha has scored three goals in eight appearances and the 25-year-old coming back into the team has coincided with an upturn in form that has seen them win two, draw three and lose two of their last seven Premier League matches - having lost their first seven outings, six of which the forward was absent for.
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace in action during the Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
"You can't ever dismiss interest in any of your players," Hodgson was quoted by the Independent ahead of the weekend clash with Stoke City.
"Wilf Zaha is an obvious name, but there are other players that I wouldn't be surprised if there were other clubs interested in, and we have to be prepared for that going into January."
Currently, as the Telegraph reports, Tottenham Hotspur seems to be the most likely destination for Zaha should he leave Selhurst Park, with the North Londoners having held interest in the Ivory Coast international for some time.
The attacker has had difficulty playing at one of the division's more successful sides in the past, featuring in just four matches for Manchester United after a January 2013 move as Sir Alex Ferguson's last signing as boss.
David Moyes (R) talks with Wilfried Zaha (L) during a Manchester United training session.
However, almost five years have passed since then and Zaha is now a much more mature and complete player and it feels as if it could now be the right time for a step up to a club like Spurs.
The Ivorian may have concerns then that if he remains at Palace until the end of the season and gets relegated - with the South Londoners bottom currently - that the opportunity will pass him by.
Yet Zaha can take inspiration from someone else who experienced a similar situation in Scott Parker, who earned his own move to Tottenham, and spent three years at White Hart Lane, from West Ham United after they had gone down.
Parker was named the Football Writers' Player of the Year in 2011 despite the Hammers' problems, proving that if an individual is playing well then they can still be noticed in a struggling side. It doesn't have to be January for Zaha.