Darren Ambrose told talkSPORT that Crystal Palace would sell reported Tottenham and Everton target, Wilfried Zaha, for ’£50 million’ right now.
Goal have previously reported that both Spurs and Everton hold a ‘strong interest’ in lightning forward.
And with Palace recently appointing Patrick Vieira as their new manager, it’s going to be interesting to see what that means for Zaha’s future.
Ambrose, who played for Palace but is a boyhood Spurs fan, shared his thoughts on Zaha’s future.
“Wilf Zaha is a big one for me,” said Ambrose. “I think what hurt him last season is the injury to Eze.
“I think if he was fit and firing then potentially Wilf could be looking to move on. Patrick may come in and say ‘I want to get the money and I want to spend it. And I want to build the squad’.
“But to come into a new club and lose your two best players – near-on the whole season for Eze, we don’t know how long he’s out for and if Wilf leaves – then I think he will struggle.
“For £50 million, I think they would sell him now. I really do. We have seen it with Ben White, he is overpriced at the moment. Is Ben White worth £50 or £60 million then I don’t think he is?”
Palace are in a bit of a mess because they only have a small squad to choose from heading into pre-season.
Several players, such as Andros Townsend, have seen their contracts expire and no one is the wiser as to what will happen.
For someone like Spurs and Everton, who could do with Zaha’s goalscoring talents from the flanks, this would be a great opportunity to test Palace’s nerve.
In terms of numbers, they will probably need close to double figures, or more, just to fill up their squad.
So, putting money down for Zaha’s talents might just force owner Steve Parish to push the sell button because he has previously indicated that Zaha wants to leave.