Chairman responds to speculation Tottenham have tied up £30m rated attacker transfer
By Amir Mir
Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has slammed the “nonsense” reports that the club will sell Wilfred Zaha to Tottenham.
The Mirror claimed on Sunday that Spurs are confident of landing the £30million-rated attacker in the summer.
Palace winger Zaha has been in red hot form for his club this season, despite their relegation fears which saw Sam Allardyce replace the sacked Alan Pardew in December.
The Ivory Coast international helped his team secure a valuable three points at West Brom on Saturday when he opened the scoring with a magnificent solo effort.
Chairman Parish issued this response to a Palace supporter who cited reports that the club had agreed to sell Zaha to their London rivals.
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“Reports state that you and the board have already agreed a fee with Spurs for Zaha,” a Crystal Palace fan queried to his chairman.
@CEO4TAG reports are you and the board have already agreed a fee with spurs for zaha this is a step back for the club we need his skills
— Graham kitcher (@kitcher_graham) March 7, 2017
“Have you not learned by now not to read this nonsense,” Parish responded to the fan. “It’s all click bait. All Tosh.”
Have you not learnt by now not to read this nonsense.
It's all click bait 'it is believed' 'sources close to'
All Tosh https://t.co/dKagDyE4AM
— Steve Parish (@CEO4TAG) March 7, 2017
Former England under-21 international Zaha has made a big move in his career before when he joined Manchester United during the summer of 2013.
During that period, Zaha was helping Palace earn promotion from the Championship, but his time at Old Trafford was a disaster because he made only four appearances for the club.
Upon his permanent return to Palace in 2015, the tricky winger has been a key figure for the club, despite showing inconsistencies during previous campaigns.
However, this term, Zaha has regularly performed, playing 24 Premier League games, scoring five goals and supplying eight assists – he managed only six goals and seven assists during the last two PL seasons.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sacked the man responsible for two transfer howlers (not Paul Mitchell)