Premier League club emerge as surprise favourite to sign Wilfried Zaha

Premier League club emerge as surprise favourite to sign Wilfried Zaha

Bookmakers suddenly drop Wilfried Zaha’s price to join a Premier League giant

Until only recently, no bookmaker had accurately identified Wilfried Zaha’s next destination this summer, with potential suitor Borussia Dortmund only ever moving as short as 5/1 even during moments where various reports linked the Ivorian to the Bundesliga side.

Any chance of Wilfried Zaha leaving Crystal Palace is difficult to judge based on the mix between concerns over the winger looking for a move elsewhere and expectations that he’ll stay at Selhurst Park into future years. It could have been argued that he’d decide to give the club one more season up until recent reports, where one Premier League side has suddenly jumped ahead of all other clubs in contention to seal his signature.

An argument against one of the Premier League big six signing Wilfried Zaha refers back to his two years at Manchester United between 2013 and 2015, where he couldn’t live up to the reputation he built during four promising years at Crystal Palace. He returned to Selhurst Park to once again prove why he’s so highly rated, and as six years have passed since his unsuccessful move to Manchester United, it’s fair to say that he’s a different player since moving to Old Trafford.

Wilfried Zaha given 1/2 odds to sign for Arsenal this summer

Only Borussia Dortmund were rumoured to be interested in signing Wilfried Zaha this summer prior to this change in price, where it now looks like Unai Emery could be hoping to strengthen his side by looking to another part of London for additional support in attack. Arsenal have had a promising first season under Unai Emery, qualifying for the Europa League final to potentially seal a place in next year’s Champions League, but they’re a work in progress as the Spaniard hopes to create his own kingdom at the Emirates.

Defensive reinforcements are needed at Arsenal, as well as a goalkeeper to replace Petr Cech, but in terms of attacking figures, there aren’t many options to choose from, Alex Iwobi showing inconsistencies, Henrikh Mkhitaryan falling out of the starting eleven, both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang performing better in the striker position, and Danny Welbeck already confirmed to leave Arsenal this summer.

Reports that back-up Arsenal’s interest in Wilfried Zaha also quote a bid of £80 million being the only sufficient method of transferring the Ivorian across London. Zaha himself was quoted as saying that he needs to experience the Champions League, but he could be more tempted by this year’s finalists, as Tottenham Hotspur are said to be interested in acquiring his services after seeing previous bids rejected over past transfer windows.

Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha has ten goals and five assists for Crystal Palace this season. His eventual departure from the club is expected to be a mere matter of time.

If you were to bet on Wilfried Zaha to sign for Arsenal, the best price you’ll find is at Sky Bet, where they maintain a generous 4/5 price despite other bookies pricing the winger at 1/2 to sign for the Gunners in the upcoming transfer window.

Vaguer options such as Any French Club, Any Italian Club and Any Spanish Club all share the same 12/1 price, with Manchester United, Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur then being given the same 14/1 price to land Wilfried Zaha this summer. As for larger options, nothing moves above the 20/1 mark, instead seeing Chelsea and Bayern Munich handed odds of 16/1 to sign the Crystal Palace player.

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