21 year-old Wilfried Zaha has had a torrid time of it at Manchester United this season, and that’s not unlike a number of their players under new manager David Moyes, and it’s very likely the Red Devils will unload the former Crystal Palace winger this summer.
Wilfried Zaha – tough time at Manchester United
It seems Newcastle have been interested in the right winger for almost three years now, but were unwilling to pay out the £10M transfer fee (rising to £15M based on performances), the Red Devils paid Crystal Palace for him fifteen months ago.
Wilfried stayed at Palace for the rest of last season and helped them get promoted, and indeed Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish has already said he is interested in signing his former player this summer – as Palace have avoided relegation and are now just 3 points behind Newcastle, having won five games in a row – and another team has lost five games in a row. 🙁
Zaha has hardly played this season, and appeared only four times for Manchester United, and he’s been on loan at Cardiff City since January, and has appeared eleven times for the South Wales side, who are fighting desperately against relegation.
It’s very likely that Newcastle will have a big clear-out of players this summer, and it could be that Ben Arfa is moved out, and Wilfried certainly has the ability, and is probably suffering in confidence, after his rude awakening at Manchester United this season.
Remember that form is temporary but class is permanent, and this youngster is still only 21, so he still has a bright future after his misstep at Manchester.
And with his transfer fee now estimated to be around £6M, that could be an excellent deal for Newcastle – and we need some creative players desperately, as we’ve looked a very mundane side this year, and have a terrible record to match those displays.
While at Crystal Place Zaha played 143 times with 18 goals and 20 assists for the London side, and he has played 13 times for the England U21 side and twice for the full England side.
We think this Ivory Coast born player could be a savvy signing for Newcastle this summer.
What do you think?