Wilfried Zaha transfer to Arsenal has dominated the news in recent days as it has been reported that the player wants a move to the club. However, the transfer looks like one that could be concluded on the last day of the summer transfer window.
According to latest reports from England, Arsenal have offered an initial bid of £40 million for the player which was flatly rejected by the club. Crystal Palace value the attacker more than any player in their team and expect a transfer fee of £80 million.
It is suggested that Palace believe that Zaha as the best player in their team should go for a higher fee than the £50 million United paid for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Arsenal have a meagre transfer budget of £40 million due to the club’s failure to qualify for the Champions League and this is likely to be a major factor in the transfer.
Zaha signed a new deal with the Eagles in January with the understanding that the club would allow him go to a bigger club when the right offer comes. Crystal Palace are ready to honor the agreement but view Arsenal’s offer as ridiculous.
Crystal Palace are pushing for a good fee as Manchester United have a 20% sell-on clause in the transfer that saw the player return to the club in 2016.
From all indications, this transfer looks highly unlikely to happen unless Arsenal meet Palace’s valuation of the striker.