Crystal Palace reportedly demanded £70m for Zaha in the summer with Premier League duo Everton and Tottenham Hotspur circling.
Every time the transfer window swings open, Crystal Palace fans will be bracing themselves for more relentless rumours about the future of Wilfried Zaha.
And with so many top clubs looking for attacking reinforcements, this should be no different in January.
Zaha is undoubtedly Crystal Palace’s star man and the prospect of his departure should send chills down the spine of the Selhurst Park faithful, particularly as The Eagles haven’t won any of their last 10 games in which the Ivory Coast international has been missing.
But, speaking to Alan Brazil’s Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT (7 December, 9.50am), former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan believes that Zaha will be on his way at the end of the season – despite the fact that he signed a new five-year contract in August, becoming the club’s best paid player as a result (The Guardian).
“It’s interesting for Wilf. He’s signed a five year deal and not to be a naysayer but I can’t see him staying beyond the end of this season,” Jordan said.
“And why would he?
“Palace are constantly treading water. It looks like the die is cast.”
With all due respect to Crystal Palace, a player of Zaha’s talents could surely do better than a club who appear to be constantly stumbling around in the lower reaches of the Premier League table.
According to The Standard in July, the likes of Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund had expressed an interest in the academy graduate but Palace warded off suitors by slapping down a £70 million price tag.