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ZAHA NO GO

Crystal Palace have demanded their asking price for Wilfried Zaha this summer

Zaha may have eyes on Europe, but ex-Eagles owner Simon Jordan says: 'They’re not going to let the jewel of their crown go'

WILFRIED ZAHA is rated at £70million and is on the radar of Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.

But the 25-year-old Crystal Palace talisman is unlikely to move this summer as the south London club is in no mood to sell their prized asset.

Wilfried Zaha has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for April

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Wilfried Zaha with Premier League Player of the Month award for April

That’s the view of former Palace owner and chairman Simon Jordan, even though Zaha himself is thought to be keen on joining a top European outfit.


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Jordan told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast:

“I think Wilfried Zaha is a £50million to £70million player in this market place.

“Given the inflated market place, given his age, given the fact he’s performed at such a level in a side this season which hasn’t been great.

Wilfried Zaha continues to be linked with a host of clubs after his blistering campaign

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Zaha is worth up to £70million, according to former Palace owner Simon Jordan

Roy Hodgson has helped stars like Wilfried Zaha as Crystal Palace transform into a mid-table side

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But Jordan is equally sure Zaha will be staying at Palace with manager Roy Hodgson

“If you put him in a side that has some real balance and poise about it, you’d only get more from him.

“I think £50m would be the lowest he should go for. I think he’ll go for nearer £70m, and I got universally rounded upon as living in Narnia when I said that last week.


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“I don’t think Palace have any desire to sell him.

“They’ve got American owners who have seen the abyss over the last couple of seasons, so they’re not going to let the jewel of their crown go snapping unless someone is going to break their arm off at the wrist financially.”

Many a football fan thinks that Zaha is the sole reason why Palace are still in the Premier League.

In nine games this season without Zaha the Eagles failed to win even a single point.

Yet in the 28 games with their talisman they have amassed 41 points.

Zaha has produced time and time again, finishing the season in a flourish with four goals in his last five games.