Steve Parish comments on Wilfried Zaha amid Tottenham, Arsenal speculation

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates with teammates after his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on May 12,...

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are reportedly interested in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace celebrate with  Wilfried Zaha after scoring goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on May 12,...

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has told The Sun that he does not want Wilfried Zaha to leave, amid reported interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

Zaha is one of the best wingers in the Premier League and has been linked with moves away from Palace in the summer transfer window.

According to The Sun, Arsenal are interested in signing Zaha from Premier League rivals Palace in the summer transfer window.

The Daily Mail has credited Tottenham with interest in the Ivory Coast international winger.

The Telegraph has reported of Manchester United’s interest in the 26-year-old, with the report also stating that the Ivory Coast international is willing to re-join the Red Devils.

Palace chairman Parish, though, has made it clear that he does not want to lose Zaha this summer.

 

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on May 12, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Parish told The Sun: “I don’t want Wilf to leave. We want to progress and the best way of doing that is Wilf in our team.

“At the same time, I know you can get boxed into a corner over these things — but he is on a long contract.”

Exit inevitable?

Zaha has the potential to be world class, and despite Palace being a big club, it is hard to see the Eagles compete for the top six or the top four anytime soon.

It is inevitable that the winger will leave, if not this summer, then at the end of next season.

Steve Parish the chairman of Crystal Palace during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Doncaster Rovers and Crystal Palace at Keepmoat Stadium on February 17, 2019 in Doncaster, United...

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