Wilfried Zaha ‘is eager to stay at Crystal Palace this month’ despite interest from Barcelona and Juventus with his contract at Selhurst Park set to expire at the end of the season
- Wilfried Zaha is eager to remain at Crystal Palace during this transfer window
- Zaha’s long term Palace future is uncertain with his contract up in the summer
- Barcelona and Juventus are both interested in signing the 30-year-old
Wilfried Zaha is determined to stay at Crystal Palace this month despite interest from Barcelona and Juventus.
The Palace star’s current contract at Selhurst Park is set to expire at the end of June and there remains uncertainty regarding his long-term future at the club.
There is strong interest in Zaha but according to The Athletic, the 30-year-old is committed to seeing out his current deal.
Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is eager to remain at the club during this transfer window
Barcelona and Juventus are both interested in Zaha, while Arsenal, Chelsea and Roma have also been linked with him.
In the summer Zaha will be faced with the decision of either signing a new contract with Palace or leaving the club.
It is reported that he has a good relationship with the club at present, especially since the arrival of Patrick Vieira as manager in 2021.
Palace manager Vieira is eager to keep Zaha, whose contract is set to expire in the summer
Barcelona and Juventus have both been heavily linked with a move for the skilful 30-year-old
Zaha provided an assist in Palace’s FA Cup third round defeat against Southampton at the weekend.
Ahead of the game against Southampton, Vieira spoke of Palace’s desire to keep Zaha.
He said: ‘We know the situation and we want to keep him. He’s an important player for the club and he’s loved here.
‘We have to wait and see what he will decide to do. What matters is the commitment he is showing in the games.
A product of Palace’s academy, Zaha initially played for the club at senior level between 2010 and 2013 before joining Manchester United. He returned to Palace for two loan spells before rejoining permanently in 2015.
Palace are currently in 12th place in the Premier League. Their next game is away to Chelsea on Sunday.
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