Arsenal making a bid for Wilfried Zaha this summer is looking less likely due to the emergence of Bukayo Saka, according to a report from The Sun.
Once again, Zaha’s future at Selhurst Park looks set to be a key talking point during the transfer window. The Sun notes that the 27-year-old wants to leave the Eagles during the coming weeks.
And it is perhaps more likely than ever that Zaha will move. The Sun claims that Palace would now be willing to accept £30 million for the forward, having previously demanded around £70 million.
However, it appears that his previous admirers are not currently interested.
The Sun has suggested that Arsenal once held a major interest in landing Palace’s talisman. However, the report has suggested that the Gunners are not in the running this time around because of Saka’s burst into the first-team.
Saka was a revelation this past season. The 18-year-old was outstanding in a variety of roles for Arsenal, reaching double figures for assists in all competitions.
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Gunners fans may have their concerns about how much money Mikel Arteta will have to spend this season.
If the Arsenal boss is working with a limited budget, leaving the fight for Zaha’s signature to others looks to be the right decision.
Saka is almost nine years younger. And interestingly, the two players played the same number of games last season. They also scored the same number of goals, but Saka more than doubled Zaha’s number of assists.
Signing Zaha for £30 million could be an absolute steal for one side this summer. But Arsenal are surely making the right decision focusing their attention elsewhere as things stand.