Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are targeting a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in the summer, according to The Sun.
The 24-year-old has had a stunning season at Selhurst Park this term, netting six goals and laying on seven assists to help Sam Allardyce’s men move away from the bottom three.
He has also been in fine form in recent weeks with two goals and an assist in his last four Premier League matches, which included a man-of-the-match display in their surprising 2-1 victory over leaders Chelsea a few weeks ago.
And now it seems that Guardiola’s City are interested in bringing the Ivorian international to the Etihad Stadium this summer, although they may have to fend off interest from Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham to do so.
The North London outfit have reportedly been keeping tabs on Zaha, and may even launch a £25 million bid for the Palace winger in the summer in a bid to strengthen their own attacking options.
With the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane performing well, it’s not clear whether Zaha would be a first choice at City, but with a likely Champions League campaign next term as well, it’s imperative that Guardiola has strength in depth in every area on the pitch.
Allardyce will once again look to the young winger when his Palace side host Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal on Monday night, a game which will have ramifications at both ends of the table.
Victory for the Eagles would take them six points clear of danger, while defeat would leave the Gunners just four points behind fourth place City, and with a game in hand.