'£40m? Without a doubt' - Exclusive: Mills reacts as Everton set sights on signing PL star
Danny Mills believes Everton target Wilfried Zaha may be priced out of move this summer by Crystal Palace.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, Mills delivered his verdict as Everton continue to keep tabs on the winger.
Palace rejected Everton’s approach last year as they held firm on their valuation of £80m.
Asked by Football Insider whether Zaha has the quality that Everton are currently missing, Mills said: “Well they’ve got Bernard and they’ve got Richarlison.
“Certainly he would add to the quality they’ve got already.
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“I’ve said it before but the problem for Zaha is that has he priced himself out of move? That’s the issue.
“Is anybody going to spend that £70m, £80m, £90m on him? Probably not at the moment.
“He’s an exceptionally good player but would they gamble after he went to Manchester United and it didn’t quite work.
“His wages will be incredibly high so it’s a big gamble and a big financial commitment for any football club to take.
“It’s just the price tag. If it was £30m or £40m then you’d pay it without a doubt. The fact it might be £70m you go ‘ooh, that’s a little bit more than we’d like to play’.”
Zaha is a graduate of Crystal Palace’s academy and has played 362 games across all competitions finding the net 57 times.
He left Palace to join Manchester United in 2013 but played just four times for the club before re-joining Palace.
The winger has 17 caps for the Ivory Coast.
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