David Moyes is certain that Chelsea-linked Wilfried Zaha has the ability to represent numerous high-profile clubs.
As quoted by the Independent, the West Ham United manager made a point of emphasising Zaha’s quality ahead of their meeting tomorrow afternoon.
Zaha has the pizazz to play elsewhere
There has been a general consensus for quite a while that the Crystal Palace forward should be playing at a higher level.
He remains the greatest attacking threat in Patrick Vieira’s side, with his trickery and tenacity a real torture for opposing defenders.
However, for one reason or another, the 29-year-old has yet to fully make the leap to a team consistently challenging for titles.
The Ivory Coast international did have a short spell at Manchester United in 2013, but only made four appearances before returning to Selhurst Park.
At Old Trafford, Zaha worked with Moyes, who was also out of the door a few months later.
The pair will be reunited again on Sunday, with both player and manager in a much healthier position than before.
“Wilf looks as though he has matured greatly and he could play for a number of top teams, if he chose to do so,” said the West Ham boss.
“Sometimes, when you feel like you’re at home and you are enjoying your surroundings… he is a big player for them and a key ingredient to Palace.
“From that point of view, the grass isn’t always greener. I have no doubt Wilf could play for many other teams if he chose to do so.”
Would Wilfried look good in blue?
It might not be too long before Moyes’ prophecy comes true.
Zaha’s contract with the Eagles expires next summer.
There is seemingly a growing concern within the club that he will not renew, leaving him open to offers from Europe’s elite.
Chelsea are reportedly in the mix for his signature, along with Barcelona and Juventus.
Remaining in London may persuade Zaha to join Graham Potter’s army, should he decide to part ways with Palace.
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Publish date : 2022-11-05 19:00:00