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“I would think he still has a lot of ambition”: Roy Hodgson Admits Wilfred Zaha Wants To Switch To Greener Pastures

Gautam Kapoor

“I would think he still has a lot of ambition”: Roy Hodgson Admits Wilfred Zaha Wants To Switch To Greener Pastures

The Crystal Palace man is interested in playing in the Champions League

Ever since he’s been a part of Crystal Palace’s setup, Wilfred Zaha has made his aspirations of playing for a bigger club evident of a slew of occasions. The player was all set to move away from the side prior to the 2018-19 season but a lack of proper interest and the colossal price tag set by Crystal Palace meant Zaha had to stay put.

He subsequently endured a horrendous 2019-20 campaign, one which failed to justify his petulant nature. However, he’s managed to unlock his true potential this time around with the player current Crystal Palace’s top scorer.

Hodgson Admits Zaha Could Be On The Move

Injured at the moment for the club’s matchup with Leeds United, Zaha’s revival has seen him once again become the subject of transfer talk. And manager Roy Hodgeon has admitted that the side’s leading scorer is traversing for a side he can play Champions League football with.

“I would think he still has a lot of ambition,” Hodgson said when enquired about the player.

“This was a very unusual transfer window, there wasn’t much going on and certainly weren’t many, if any, big-money moves. A lot of the transfers were loans with a view to buy.

“I think when the market opens up again Wilf Zaha will again be a name on many managers and sporting directors’ lips and Wilf will retain his ambition of playing Champions League football and doing things we have not been able to give him while he has been playing here.

“But I am hoping and believing also that the club will still be trying to persuade him that what he needs to get out of football he can get here and how that will pan out? I couldn’t say.

“He is good enough to play at other clubs, but also he is a player we would really like to keep here because he has been so important for us and he is very important to all the fans and everyone around the club.”

The Crystal Palace boss added: “Unfortunately it came a little bit early, but I think he has learnt from that experience.

“I do believe he has the ability but I would also say he is not at a bad club here either!

“He is at a place where he is very comfortable, everybody knows what we need to do for him and we know what he can do for us. It is not always that the grass is that much greener on the other side.

“A lot will depend, when offers come in for him, how he perceives that offer and that is another thing to factor in. As far as I am concerned, I am Crystal Palace and that is where I would like him to stay.”

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