Manchester United is set to go make good catch out of Crystal Palace sale of their winger Wilfred Zaha who ha expressed his desire to leave and play for a Champions League club with the latter set to demand a huge fee for winger.
The lethal winger has reportedly told Selhurst Park bosses that he wants to leave the club this summer in search of club playing in the Champions League football.
While his desire to play for a club in the elite European club competition could rule out a return to Old Trafford, who did not qualify for a slot and chance to play n the competition, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side could still be set to benefit.
Manchester could be in line to receive 20% of any fee received by Palace for the 26-year-old as a result of the deal which took him back to London after an unsuccessful stint at Old Trafford in 2015.
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With the sell-on clause in mind, it is believed Palace could demand a fee of around £100m to let Zaha go a figure which could boost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer budget by £20m.
According to The Guardian, Palace is sympathetic to Zaha’s desire to play at the top level after showing a stellar performance at the side but will seek a considerable fee before letting him leave.
UEFA Champions League finalists, Tottenham have been heavily linked with a move for his services as he ponders staying in the Premier League, while still Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are also reported to be big admirers of the Ivory Coast international.
Zaha penned a new five-year deal with the club last year worth around £130,000 per week that would see him stay in the club until 2023.
He has been a star performer for Palace either side of his disappointing spell at Old Trafford under David Moyes and now feels he is ready to prove himself on the biggest stage.
In an April interview with the Daily Mail, he said: “I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.”