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Wilfried Zaha insists he would leave Crystal Palace for transfer to ‘top’ club amid Arsenal and Tottenham interest

WILFRIED ZAHA has insisted again he would leave Crystal Palace for a ‘top’ club after reports of interest from Tottenham and Arsenal.

The 28-year-old struggled to make the grade when he got his shot at the big time back in 2013 when he left Selhurst Park for Manchester United.

Wilfried Zaha still harbours hopes of joining a ‘top’ side from Crystal Palace

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Ivory Coast international Zaha would only make four appearances for the Red Devils and was shipped out on loan before eventually returning to the Eagles permanently in 2015.

Since then he has rebuilt his career and attracted interest from a host of clubs across the continent due to his stunning displays for the South London outfit.

Despite still having three years remaining on his contract, he tried to secure an exit from Palace 12 months ago.

And back in 2019, both Arsenal and Everton had bids rejected for him as they fell short of the £80m valuation placed on his head by the Eagles.

Both Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan were keen on Zaha back in January, with Borussia Dortmund and Monaco also interested in signing him.

Now with boss Roy Hodgson departing at the end of the current campaign, the livewire attacker has refused to rule out an exit of his own and he outlined his desire to win silverware.

Zaha told The Face: “I feel like I can have another shot at the top teams, because my dream is to win things.

“I’m good enough to go out there and compete with the best.


“If the opportunity came, I wouldn’t turn it down, because I feel like I deserve it. It’s so I can show my kids: ​’This is what daddy won’.”

Zaha has scored 68 times in 392 appearances in all competitions for Palace.

And he says he just wants to continue to perform well and get better with age.

He added: “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve made myself more effective.

“My dribbling is not even that high this season, but I’ve got 11 goals, so it’s like I don’t need to. The main thing is for me to be scoring goals regularly.”

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