Arsenal Transfer News: Former Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce suggests Arsenal to pay and not ‘fool around’ to capture Wilfried Zaha.
However, the negotiations between both the clubs are stalled presently, since the North London club is finding it difficult to meet the demands of Crystal Palace. Even though, Zaha has expressed his desire to join Unai Emery’s side.
Seeing all the chaos, Crystal Palace’s former boss in conversation with talkSPORT has advised Arsenal to stop fooling around and instead pay for the services of Wilfried Zaha.
“If Manchester United are having to pay £90m for a centre-half, which is what they’ve been quoted for [Harry] Maguire, then this £70/80m price tag being put on Zaha is well worth it in light of the market we’re operating in today.
“Wilfried is proven at this level and he’d be a massive success at Arsenal. He’s ready, but Arsenal need to stop messing around like they are the minute.”
“Wilfried is in his prime – there’s not too many players like him about. Steve [Parish] won’t like me saying this, because I’ve got a lot of respect for the man and for what he’s done for Crystal Palace, but if Wilf doesn’t leave very shortly then he never will.”
“He’s ready now to move on now, so Arsenal just need to get the deal done.” he further said.
Arsenal have been impressed by the Ivorian International’s exploits with the Eagles, after he netted 35 goals across 180 appearances, while 21 assists have been registered across the last two seasons in Premier League competition.
The North London club’s other targets include Celtic’s young full-back Kieran Tierney and Real Madrid starlet Dani Ceballos, expected to join on loan to strengthen the Gunners’ midfield options.
How twitter reacted
Crystal Palace refusing to sell Wilfried Zaha to Arsenal unless £80m valuation is met. Arsenal not giving up yet. Arsenal also struggling to complete deal to sign Kieran Tierney. Celtic believe Arsenal should move on to other targets if they can't afford Tierney
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 22, 2019
According to our source, Zaha has told #CPFC to lower the transfer fee so he can make his dream move to @Arsenal. We understand new #AFC bid is submitted. Our source is reporting that #Zaha has brought the new #Arsenal away kit for himself after he saw @IanWright0 wearing it pic.twitter.com/hVslyni8eK
— indykaila News (@indykaila) July 18, 2019
Arsenal have not given up on signing Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha and one source has told Sky Sports News they will make another bid this week.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 22, 2019
WIlfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave after returning from the African Cup of Nations. Palace rejected £40m bid. Arsenal expected to push again in the coming days. Zaha is Unai Emery’s No 1 target.
Emery has wanted him since Palace beat Arsenal 3-2 in April
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) July 18, 2019
Arsenal trying to sign Zaha pic.twitter.com/G4pB9VbAhm
— igotagoal (@igotagoal124) July 22, 2019