Sport 'This is my home' - Zaha staying at Crystal Palace after £50m Man City link

21:51  13 may  2018
21:51  13 may  2018 Source:   goal.com

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.

Wilfried Zaha celebrates Crystal Palace 's victory over Stoke City on Saturday Sunday, May 6, 2018 Wilfried Zaha is ready to quit Crystal Palace this summer in order to play European football, according to reports. Home .

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Wilfried Zaha - cropped: Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.© Provided by Goal Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.

Wilfried Zaha insists he will not pursue reported interest from several Premier League heavyweights as he reaffirmed his desire to stay at Crystal Palace.

The Ivory Coast winger netted his ninth goal of the season in the final-day 2-0 win over West Brom that secured an 11th-place finish for Roy Hodgson's men.

His prominent role in the Eagles' revival from a poor start to the campaign has sparked speculation linking him with a big-money move to the likes of Manchester City and Tottenham.

But the 25-year-old, who had an unsuccessful stint at Manchester United between his two spells with Palace, appears set on remaining at Selhurst Park.

Hodgson hails Zaha's role in Palace's survival

  Hodgson hails Zaha's role in Palace's survival Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has lavished praise on Wilfried Zaha. The Eagles secured their Premier League safety recently and much of this was down to Zaha and his talismanic performances for the team. It has been a difficult campaign for Crystal Palace and one in which Zaha’s importance has only been reinforced. The Ivorian international is the club’s leading goalscorer this season and has been instrumental in Hodgson’s side. Zaha was recently crowned as Crystal Palace’s Player of the Year, as voted by the fans, meaning that the forward scooped the award for the third successive year. Speaking to Palace’s official club website, as cited in a report from Goal, Hodgson was quick to commend Zaha for his efforts in helping the club avoid the drop down to the Championship this term. “He’s shown how special he is for a long time now. This year, when we really needed players to step up to the plate and get us out of the situation we found ourselves in, and we’ve pulled off a great escape.” “Wilf has done exceptionally well and I fully understand why the fans have voted for him as the Player of the Year.” Palace face West Brom at Selhurst Park in their final Premier League game of the season this weekend and will be hoping to pip Newcastle United to a top-half finish.

Home . Crystal Palace . Wilfried Zaha has been valued at £70 million by former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan. Tottenham, Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool have all reportedly been keeping tabs on Palace ’s star man but Jordan does not believe that they will cash in on him yet.

Wilfried Zaha celebrates Crystal Palace ’s victory over Stoke City on Saturday. Source link . Previous articleTransfer gossip: Manchester United agree £80m deal for Serie A star, Chelsea keen on former Barcelona man and Manchester City eye Vicent Kompany replacement.

"I have no plans on leaving. I'm enjoying my football, you can see how much I'm enjoying it," Zaha said.

"This is my home and there's no reason for me to leave."

While champions City certainly boast the resources to make a compelling offer, Roy Hodgson says money will have no bearing on Zaha's future.

"He is an important figure for us and he knows how much we value him," the Palace boss told reporters.

"He has a long-term contract and is one of our best-paid players, and the last thing on anyone's minds is letting him go. We don't need to sell him."

Zaha's 70th-minute opener on Sunday and a quick second from Patrick van Aanholt consigned the already-relegated West Brom to a first defeat under caretaker boss Darren Moore.

The result did little to undermine the steadying presence Moore has provided since replacing Alan Pardew, although the former Baggies defender would not be drawn on his chances of a full-time appointment.

"For me to comment on my position is not right at this point," said Moore. "It is not for me to decide that. Everyone has been speculating and I will leave it as that."

Wilfried Zaha confirms his commitment to Crystal Palace .
Wilfried Zaha has told the Daily Express that he is committed to Crystal Palace and wants to stay at the club, despite continuous rumours about him leaving this summer. The Ivorian has been a pivotal player in Palace’s Premier League survival and fantastic performances have made him a target for numerous Premier League sides, including Liverpool and champions Manchester City. When asked about his future, Zaha 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.” This will come as welcome news for Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who has done a superb job since taking over earlier in the season when it looked like Palace were on their way to the Championship. Zaha wass full of praise for the job his manager has done. “It must have been hard motivating everyone after all the losses, and everyone thinking we were going to be relegated. Credit to him for actually believing in us.” Hodgson now has his sights set on the transfer window and bringing in players to help Palace improve on their 11th place finish. He said: “I’m hoping we get reinforcements but it will be exciting to keep the bulk of this team together and add in areas and to make certain if we lose players to replace them. We need a philosophy and a clear idea of where we want this club to go and to build on this success.

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