Newcastle are in negotiations with Wilfried Zaha’s representatives to bring the lad to Newcastle.
Wilfried Zaha – could be arriving at Newcastle
With Crystal Palace having been eliminated last night from the Carling Cup at the semi-final stage by Cardiff City, the way is now clear for Palace to let their top 19 year-old move on.
Newcastle have been linked with the player for at least three months now, and have continually watched him this season, as his bright and skillful performances have also attracted other top clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United.
And Zaha showed all his skills in Cardiff last night, as he looked what he is – a very exciting young prospect with loads of skill.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting there are already negotiations under way with the England U19 International’s representatives to bring him to Newcastle.
While Liverpool and Manchester United and maybe other clubs are interested, Newcastle may have the inside track, because they can offer Zaha first team football almost immediately, whereas he would have to wait at Liverpool and Manchester United.
We also understand the youngster is keen to come to Tyneside.
Lee Ryder, the Evening Chronicle’s top football correspondent, had sent out a tweet last night from his Twitter account that suggested Newcastle were after the youngster, and we reported on that last night.
The Cardiff City – Crystal Palace semi final tie went to penalties after Cardiff had won 1-0 after extra time to tie the scores – and the Welsh side won the shoot-out 3-1.
Here’s the tweet Lee sent out:
“All those asking about Zaha , have been reporting #nufc interest since October, watch this space”
It would be another coup if Newcastle can get the skillful winger/ striker to Newcastle, and with another center-back brought in as cover before next Wednesday, it will have been a very successful transfer window for Newcastle.
Of course the great Senegal striker Papiss Cisse was brought into Newcastle only eight days ago for around £9M.
Zaha has played 76 times with 6 goals and 7 assists for Crystal Palace, and he has also played twice for the England U19 side.
What do you think?