Arsenal manager Unai Emery has apparently asked his board to go out and sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha.
As reported by The Sun, the Spanish tactician wants his superiors to ‘break the bank’ for the Ivory Coast international, who is a boyhood Gunners fan.
Zaha has emerged as one of the most exciting players in the Premier League on his day, and he is widely considered one of the best currently not playing for a top six side.
Since rejoining Palace from Manchester United five years ago, Zaha has become much more mature and consistent.
Speculation has been rife over his future this summer, and Palace previously slapped a £100 million asking price on him (The Telegraph).
With Arsenal apparently only having around £45 million to spend, a deal for Zaha seems practically impossible.
The Gunners will of course be selling players and generating more funds, but even if that allowed them to actually afford Zaha, there would be no money left to improve other areas of the squad, which is essential for Arsenal this summer.
He’d be an absolutely brilliant signing, but Champions League-less Arsenal surely stand no chance of signing the £130,000-a-week player (Spotrac).