Report: Wilfried Zaha tells Crystal Palace he wants to leave
Written by: Mrunal Nakashe
The winger was instrumental to his team's fortunes last season and has a contract that runs through to 2023.
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has told the club he wishes to leave this summer according to Sky Sports News. SSN claim the Eagles are reluctantly to let their talisman go, but the player himself is understood to be keen on playing Champion League football, as he wishes to test himsel;f at the highest level and challenge for major trophies.
In a recent interview with the Daily Mail the 26-year-old stressed that he has a lot more to offer at a highrer level.
"I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that's it. And I'll do the rest," he said.
"I'm too ambitious. And not ambitious just to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast.
"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 is so much more I have to offer."
Zaha has previously had an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United in 2013. The former England international failed cement a place in the starting XI at Old Trafford and returned to Palace in February 2015.
Borussia Dortmund had enquired about the winger's services in January of this year. But, it's likely his 70m valuation could put off any potential suitors. The Germans see the Palace man as a potential replacement for the Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic. Zaha has four years remaining on his current deal at Selhurst Park.
Published: Thu May 16, 2019 03:18 PM IST