Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace have slapped a £40 million price tag on winger Wilfried Zaha in a bid to keep him at Selhurst Park next season, according to The Times.
The 24-year-old has had a stellar campaign in South East London, netting six times and laying on nine assists in 30 Premier League games to help the Eagles soar away from the bottom three.
And the Ivory Coast international has been in scintillating form in recent weeks as well as Allardyce’s men look set to secure their top-flight status, with Zaha producing man-of-the-match displays in victories over Watford then league leaders Chelsea, before bagging two assists in their 3-0 win over Arsenal two weeks ago.
Unsurprisingly, the winger’s wonderful season has attracted interest from Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, who have reportedly been keeping tabs on the 24-year-old in the last few transfer windows, and even made a £12 million bid for the youngster last summer.
However, they will have to significantly up their bid if they are to land him this summer, as Palace have reportedly valued Zaha at £40 million ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
With the Eagles lining up a new contract offer for the Ivorian as well, it very much remains to be seen where Zaha is playing his football come the start of next season, but it’s clear that Spurs will have to pay a sizable fee if they are to bring him to White Hart Lane.