Hodgson admits Zaha wants to move: ‘But he is a valuable player’

Wilfried Zaha might be leaving Crystal Palace this summer, admits head coach Roy Hodgson. The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park for several season but a move never materialised. Hodgson now admits that this summer Zaha might actually be leaving, but also insists that interested clubs must dig deep in their pockets.

He said: “Wilf has made it clear ever since I came to the club really that he would relish a move and would like to move on and find some pastures new, but he is a very valuable player.” Zaha has been at Palace since he joined the club on loan from Manchester United in 2014 and has played 361 games for the club.

Hodgson admits that Zaha could move should a club match Palace’s valuation. “The club realises his value and appreciates his value so really it will depend like it always does on what offers the club are going to receive for him and how they will equate that to the need to keep him or the need to satisfy his wishes and allow him to go.”