Wiflried Zaha: Crystal Palace ace ready to leave Eagles in order to play Champions League football
Wilfried Zaha has given the strongest indication yet that he is ready to leave Crystal Palace in order to play Champions League football.
Zaha was the subject of intense transfer speculation last summer but ended the rumours by signing a new £130,000-a-week deal with the south London club.
The 26-year-old has once again been a standout performer for the Eagles this season, netting eight goals and adding three assists in 30 league matches.
And Palace’s Premier League future for next season is all-but confirmed as they sit eight points clear of the relegation zone with four games left to play.
However, the Ivory Coast international has now set his sights on a move, insisting he wants to fulfil his dream of playing in the Champions League.
Speaking to the Mail, he said: “I’m too ambitious. And not just ambitious to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast.
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“For me to be better to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies.
“I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career but I feel like there I so much more to offer.
“I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. I’ll do the rest.”
Zaha spent two years with Man United from 2013-2015 but failed to make an impact at Old Trafford, making just four appearances in all competitions,
He has now spent almost five seasons at Selhurst Park, netting 29 league goals, and following his remarks there is sure to be a host of clubs willing to prise him away from south London.
Source: SportsLatest TS