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Crystal Palace, owner, Steve Parish has admitted to BBC Sport that it’s ‘no secret’ that reported Tottenham and Everton target, Wilfried Zaha, wants to leave and ‘challenge himself’.

The future of Zaha seems like an ageing transfer saga that surely has to come to an end for the 28-year-old, sooner rather than later.

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The aggressive-natured trickster isn’t getting any younger, but that isn’t stopping the likes of Tottenham and Everton from expressing an interest in his talents.

Goal have reported that both Spurs and Everton hold a ‘strong interest’ in the former Manchester United player during this summer transfer window.

And with the transfer window wide open, this is what Parish had to say about his £40 million rated star.

“We understand his position,” said Parish. “It’s no secret that he would like to challenge himself.

“But it has to be right for the football club. He understands that as well.

“If those two things collide then we will have to look at it. But right now, we are two days into the transfer window so it’s a bit early to talk about it.”

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Zaha has been like a wildfire out on the flanks in recent seasons, but he will feel like those in the Palace boardroom keep pulling out the extinguisher on a career he’s trying to take to the next level.

But it has to be questioned, would moving to Merseyside or North London be the right choice for the light-footed speedster?

Everton aren’t in Europe, and without a manager, whilst Spurs are in the newly-formed Europa Conference League, and just like the Toffees, they are also managerless.

Both clubs aren’t exactly flying high, so it will be interesting what materialises with Zaha and whether another club, perhaps in Europe, will come knocking for his talents.

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