Roy Hodgson admits Wilfried Zaha could finally leave Crystal Palace
‘Watch this space’: Roy Hodgson admits £80m-rated Wilfried Zaha could finally leave Crystal Palace this summer amid interest from Bayern Munich, Everton and Newcastle
- Wilfried Zaha could leave Crystal Palace this summer, admits Roy Hodgson
- Zaha is the subject of interest from Bayern Munich, Everton and Newcastle
- Hodgson says he’d understand if the Ivory Coast international wants to depart
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that Wilfried Zaha could leave the club this summer.
Zaha, who is valued at £80million, has spent the vast majority of his career at Palace but has been heavily linked with a departure from Selhurst Park.
Speaking after Palace finished their season with a 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Sunday, Hodgson indicated that the 27-year-old may have played his last game for the club.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that Wilfried Zaha could leave the club
Hodgson told talkSPORT: ‘I think he’s making it pretty clear that he’d like to move.
‘I think he made it very clear last season, we got a good tune out of him for two-thirds of the season.
‘I don’t think he’s been anything like as good as he can be during this COVID period but he’s really had to do a job up front all on his own so he will say, ‘I needed more help if you want to see the best of me’.
‘But he’s a very valuable player, a very valuable player for us and he’s still got a good transfer value so what will happen I really can’t say.
‘How keen and desperate he is to get away, only he can answer that question.’
Hodgson made the comments following Palace’s 1-1 draw against Tottenham on Sunday
Although Hodgson is eager for Zaha to stay, he will be understanding if the Ivory Coast international elects to leave.
Hodgson says: ‘All I can say is we really appreciate the service he’s given in the three years Ray Lewington and I have been here and of course we’re more than happy to continue working with him because he’s a quality player.
‘But we’ll just have to watch this space in the same ways you guys will have to watch this space and we’ll no doubt accept what decision he’s finally made.’
If Zaha is available there is set to be much interest in him, with Newcastle, Everton, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich amongst the clubs that are monitoring his situation.
Bayern Munich, Everton and Newcastle are among the clubs that are interested in Zaha
Last summer Zaha was heavily linked with Arsenal, but the move failed to materialise.
This season wasn’t Zaha’s most productive – he mustered just four goals and five assists in 38 Premier League appearances.
He has just under three years left on his contract at Palace but could end up leaving the club.
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