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Report: Everton still interested in Wilfried Zaha

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Report: Everton still interested in Wilfried Zaha

Everton are still keen on the Ivorian talent.

Everton remain keen on a potential deal for Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to a report from the Daily Mail. 

They claim that the Ivory Coast international could finally decide to move on from Crystal Palace this summer and that several clubs are lining up a move. 

Newcastle United could swoop if they are taken over by a Saudi consortium, whilst Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid are said to be keen. 

The report also claims that Everton ‘retain an interest’ in the player. 

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 08: (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Last summer, Everton were consistently linked with a move for Zaha but a deal could never be thrashed out between the two clubs. 

Sky Sports even reported that Everton even had a huge £70 million offer including James McCarthy and Cenk Tosun rejected by the Eagles. 

 

It was a pursuit Everton director of football Marcel Brands later labelled (Liverpool ECHO) unrealistic, given Palace’s massive demands.


“Look at last summer, from the start there was a lot of rumours and news that we would like to take Zaha.

“And if you see our numbers then you know it is not realistic for Everton to buy a player for £60m, £70m, £80m. So that kind of expectation is sometimes a different kind of expectation for fans and it is not realistic and we have to manage that.

“Of course, we want to get the best players but we have to be realistic if you see our numbers.”


So if Everton are going to make a move for Zaha again this summer, then Palace will have to climb down from the sort of fees they were demanding last summer. 

So far, the Eagles have been strong in their position regarding Zaha but there is certainly a chance the global health crisis will leave the club in need of a financial boost this summer. 

If they were to be placated into accepting a lower fee, then Everton might just be back in the race for one of the Premier League’s brightest stars. 

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