Arsenal, Chelsea assigned a transfer boost as Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish says the Ivorian can leave in January.

According to, Crystal Palace attacker, Wilfried Zaha recapitulates his journey to leave the South London club and hopes to leave the side in the upcoming winter transfer window.

The 26-year-old wanted to force a move to Everton this summer but Parish admits Zaha can perform greatly and will let him joined the right club if he can find a replacement for the winger.

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has validated the player has secured his move away from Selhurst Park and won’t stand in his way – despite slapping a £90million price-tag on him over the summer.

He told the Daily Mail: “I’m sure it has a happy ending for everybody.

“That’s what I want to generate and I’m sure we’ll make that happen.

“We’ve all been young, but the situation was not right for anybody this summer. You think at the time it is, but I wouldn’t put a cap on this kid’s talent.

“I’ve watched him every week for 10 years, he scored the first goal in the first game after we bought the club when he was 16. So there’s even a bit of me that wants to see what he can do at a top club, and I certainly wouldn’t want to be the person who stopped that.

“I feel he deserves to get there, I hope it happens and sometimes it mystifies me he’s not up there already.

“I don’t know what he’s got to do — run the length of the pitch and beat four players? If people stood in my shoes having to replace him, trying to find someone in world football to do what he does, they would know.

“We’re lucky to have him. But if that top club comes along and the money’s right, he’s an extraordinary talent and it’s going to be very difficult for us.

“I’m here to do a job and my relationship with Wilfried has always recognised that. I’ve never asked him for a favour, he’s never asked me for one. It’s a professional relationship.

“It was just at that moment we weren’t aligned, but I’ll try to find a solution from here.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka went to Manchester United, so if top clubs come in for our players with the right money, then it’s a timing issue.

“We have to make a plan for the evolution of our squad. Wilfried won’t be here forever, and we must be ready for him to go if he does go. The last day of the transfer window, however, is not going to be it.”

Wilfried Zaha nearly completed a moved to Arsenal and Everton in the summer but Crystal Palace declines all the transfer bid from the two teams.

The Ivory Coast international Wilfried Zaha has stated that he will perpetually love the club despite desiring to leave in the summer transfer window.

Arsenal wanted to sign Zaha in the summer before they later sign his fellow countryman Nicolas Pepe from Lille for a club-record fee of £72m, Crystal Palace required an excess of £70million for him, something which the Gunners could not afford in full.

Once the move was unsuccessful, Everton suddenly appeared for the Ivorian’s signature.

But Palace didn’t welcome their proposals either – one of which was assumed to be £50m plus Cenk Tosun and James McCarthy.

“To be honest what happened in the summer happened,” he told Palace fan site HLTCO.

“Obviously there were things that I was told that did not happen and I was not happy about it.

“I’m still a Palace player and I’m still at Palace and want to do well for the club.

“It’s an honour to play for Palace in the Premier League

“I love Crystal Palace. I feel like the fans and everything in the stadium is different from every club, it is a proper family club. Crystal Palace fans care about your well being.

I will always love Crystal Palace – whatever happens.

“Even years back when I went to Manchester United I followed everything that happened at Palace. It will not end tomorrow if I ever move.

“I’ve been at Palace since I was eight. Palace is a special place.”

According to the Sun, it was understood that Chelsea are planning to launch £80million transfer bid for Wilfried Zaha in January.

The Blues are convinced they can overturn the sentence they received from FIFA and will observe to make the bid for Zaha from Selhurst Park come to the turn of the year.

The academy graduate signed a new contract with the club last summer which ties him to the Glaziers until 2023. However, due to Zaha’s repeated wishes to leave the side, Palace may determine to concede and trade the player for a lessened price in the January transfer window, to avoid poisoning the dressing room.

So far this season Zaha has failed to score or provide an assist in the seven games of the season, despite playing over 500 minutes for the South London side.


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