Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer according to reports today.
The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs, including the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and Tottenham and has informed the hierarchy at Crystal Palace that he wants a move to fulfil his ambitions of playing Champions League football.
According to Sky Sports, Zaha expressed his desire to leave Selhurst Park in a meeting with chairman Steve Parish following Palace’s final game of the Premier League season.
The former Manchester United winger has enjoyed a superb season for Roy Hodgson’s side, scoring 10 league goals, and the club are preparing for bids for their talismanic forward this summer.
Palace’s position is strengthened by the length of Zaha’s contract, with the 26-year-old having signed a club-record £130,000-a-week, five-year deal only last summer.
The Eagles are believed to have put a price tag of around £80m on Zaha, with the club reluctant to part with the player unless they receive a significant fee.