With Hirving Lozano costing £42m is Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha a better Everton option?

Sam Allardyce, Manager of West Ham United celebrates after the final whistle during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Bristol City and West Ham United at Ashton Gate on January 25,...

Reports suggest Everton boss Sam Allardyce is hoping to reunite with his former Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha at Goodison Park.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London, England.

In the short period when Sam Allardyce managed Crystal Palace in 2016/17, Wilfried Zaha produced the best performances of his career and reminded everyone just why he was once viewed as the biggest talent in English football.

So you could hardly blame Allardyce for attempting to dig into Everton’s vast cash reserves in order to fund a move for his former Palace talisman in January. And the Gambling Times claim that the Toffees are hoping to do just that.

You could argue that, if Everton do bring Zaha to Goodison Park, it will be the most impressive deal of Farhad Moshiri’s reign. Palace are said to be determined to reject all offers and, even if they weren’t, the Toffees would face competition from Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City, according to The Mirror.

Wilfried Zaha of Palace goes past Danny Rose of Spurs during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5, 2017 in London, England.

Needless to say, Zaha would not come cheap either. After the fleet-footed winger scored seven and assisted another nine in the top flight last season, he signed a new five-year contract at Palace to ward off reports of a £30 million move to Spurs.

But with Everton already reportedly planning a huge bid for a winger ahead of the January window, would they be better served putting all their efforts into signing Zaha?

As reported by Super Deportivo, the Toffees are attempting to strike a deal for PSV’s Mexican star Hirving Lozano despite reports that he could cost £42 million. No player has ever started life in the Eredivisie better and the dazzling wide man has 10 goals in 15 league starts already.

Hirving Lozano of Mexico celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 Group A match between Mexico and Russia at Kazan Arena on June 24, 2017 in...

But Everton know from experience (ahem, Davy Klaassen) that Eredivisie form can be misleading and Zaha, by comparison, has proved himself in the Premier League.

So if Everton are to sign one hugely expensive winger, they should make it Palace’s Ivorian talisman.

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