Sport Zaha edging closer to Man City move

13:50  13 may  2018
13:50  13 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Zaha named Premier League player of the month for April

  Zaha named Premier League player of the month for April Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been named the Premier League player of the month for April. Twitter: BREAKING: @CPFC’s @wilfriedzaha wins @premierleague player of the month for April. #SSN https://t.co/dYIxYsG9NO (@SkySportsNews) Twitter: Four-goal @wilfriedzaha is your #PL Player of the Month for April! @PremierLeague https://t.co/Wej3Q2VWlJ (@EASPORTSFIFA) Zaha had a superb month as he netted four times and picked up an assist in Palace’s four Premier League matches in April. The winger has been a crucial part of Palace’s survival this season, and has become the first player outside the top six to receive the award during the current campaign. Palace looked doomed at the start of the season, but Roy Hodgson has led them to 11th in the table as it stands, with one game to go. Zaha missed the start of the season through injury but has gone on to score eight goals and provide three assists in the Premier League.

With options up front Van Gaal has decided to move Zaha on, the winger’s pre-season hasn’t really helped despite impressing van Gaal more than the Dutchman expected, and the Mirror report that Crystal Palace are interested in bringing the wide man back.

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Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is edging closer to a move to Manchester City with a £50 million fee nearly agreed, according to the Mirror.

The Palace forward has been exceptional this season and has played a vital role in helping get his side out of trouble in the Premier League this season.

Zaha made the move to City’s rivals, Manchester United earlier in his career, but it didn’t work out for the 25-year-old and he returned to Palace.

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Manchester City are keen to strengthen their squad and have identified Zaha as their prime target this summer as they look to build ahead of next season.

Five of the Premier League top six all chasing Wilfried Zaha

  Five of the Premier League top six all chasing Wilfried Zaha Manchester City, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are all keeping tabs on Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Daily Mirror. Zaha’s former club Manchester United seem to be the only top club not interested in signing the Ivorian star. Spurs are most likely to make the first move on Zaha, as Manchester City’s first choice would be Riyad Mahrez, and Chelsea and Arsenal still need to resolve their manager situations. Champions League finalists Liverpool could also be in with a shout but Palace will be looking for big money for one of the hottest properties in the league. Ex-Eagles chaiman Simon Jordan thinks the Ivorian star could go for between £50m and £70m. “I think Wilfried Zaha is a £50million to £70million player in this market place. 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.” The 25-year-old said last week that he can’t see himself leaving Palace this window but isn’t ruling out a return to one of the top six clubs at some point in the future.

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Zaha looks set to complete a £50 million move to the Etihad this summer as Pep Guardiola looks for small details to win the trophy again next season.

The Ivory Coast international has been in fine form and City have emerged as his most likely destination at the end of the season.

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Pep Guardiola admits he likes Palace star Wilfried Zaha .
Pep Guardiola intends on signing a versatile forward this summer, and he has admitted he is a fan of Wilfried Zaha. Guardiola has confirmed that he is a fan of Zaha ahead of a summer when he plans to recruit a top quality forward. The City boss will look to make at least two additions to his squad this summer, with a defensive midfielder and a forward at the top of his list. Lazio midfielder Jorginho is the top of his list of possible replacements for the outgoing Yaya Toure, while Guardiola is considering a few options for his attack. Riyad Mahrez remains a target after City failed to push through a £60m deal for the Leicester winger in January. Pep may look to sign Palace forward Zaha after he kept his side up this season. City may face opposition from Spurs for the 25-year-old who was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last signing at Old Trafford before his departure. Pep said: “I like Crystal Palace, Zaha and other players.” Zaha however insists he is content at Selhurst Park, he said: “I have no plans on leaving. I’m enjoying my football, you can see how much I’m enjoying it. This is my home and there’s no reason for me to leave.

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