Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that the club will face another battle to keep hold of their star forward Wilfried Zaha
Zaha was in the center of a bidding war between Arsenal, Chelsea, and Everton last summer. But, Palace have eventually managed to fend off suitors and keep the Ivory Coast international at Selhurst Park.
The former Manchester United flop has continued to impress this season, taking part in 30% of Palace’s 26 Premier League goals scored by netting five goals and chipping in with three assists.
Indeed, Zaha has established himself as one of the division’s most highly-rated wingers during his five-year spell in south London, attracting the interest from several top English clubs.
After missing out on the 27-year-old signature last summer, Arsenal have reignited their interest in the pacey forward and could launch a new assault in the coming months.
Now, the Gunners’ pursuit of Zaha has been handed a boost, as Palace’s manager Roy Hodgson expects to see Crystal Palace receive new offers for their prized asset.
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“It’s an unknown, isn’t it, how much money is going to be floating around in the next window,” Hodgson said in his pre-match press conference, as relayed by the Metro.
“I think we’d be very foolish to relax and start thinking there will be no bids for Wilf Zaha, no big-money interest in him because he’s such a good player.
“He has the ability to play at any level, anywhere in the world, so who knows? If we find it easy to keep him because there aren’t big bids coming in, that would be fine.
“But I certainly wouldn’t count on that because if I was at another club, I’d be looking to sign players of his quality.”