Crystal Palace are apparently starting to grow in confidence that club legend Wilfried Zaha will sign a new contract this summer.
That’s according to The Evening Standard.
So, what’s the latest around the future of Wilfried Zaha? Let’s take a look…
What’s the story?
According to The Evening Standard, Wilfried Zaha will this week decide his future. His current contract expired in June and he is currently a free agent.
Crystal Palace have apparently offered him a new contract which would see the winger earn £200,000-a-week should he sign the deal.
The big news from the report suggests that the Eagles “remain hopeful” that Zaha will sign this new four-year deal at the club.
The report goes on to say that multiple clubs are interested, including Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli. Both of these teams won their domestic leagues last season.
It would be great to see Wilfried Zaha stay at Crystal Palace
There is no doubting that it would be great news for the Eagles to keep Zaha at the club. He is no doubt a club legend who we all adore and has single-handedly kept us in the division on many occasions.
The 30 year-old has played 458 times for the club, scoring 90 goals and picking up 76 assists along the way. He is arguably one of the greatest players, if not the greatest, in Palace history.
With this in mind, it is no shock to see the club want to keep him, especially if they want to focus on signings elsewhere in the squad.
The attacking winger is a great player and on his day, he frightens opposition defences massively when he is on the ball.
There are some who may think he shouldn’t sign a deal. Zaha himself is yet to play in Europe and he could easily get European football elsewhere.
Meanwhile, £200,000-a-week is a huge amount and Zaha suffered a lot of injuries last season. Despite this, it is only £70,000-a-week more than the £130,000-a-week he is currently on.
The “unstoppable” winger is a huge threat and it will be very hard to replace him. Hopefully, if he were to sign, then the pre-season break would have been massively beneficial to his injury struggles. It felt like he was rushed back from injury on multiple occasions last season.