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Sport Hodgson keen for Zaha to remain at Palace

13:30  12 may  2018
13:30  12 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Hodgson admits Wilfried Zaha has an uncertain future

  Hodgson admits Wilfried Zaha has an uncertain future Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is expecting bids for Wilfried Zaha this summer, admitting he can’t be certain whether he’ll be a Palace player next season. TEAMtalk are reporting that the winger turned striker, who is contracted to the Eagles until 2022, is expected to be hot property by Hodgson: “That will be a club issue. The fact is he is not going to stay because of my blue eyes, he will stay because he likes playing at Selhurst Park, he likes the crowd and he thinks this is the right place for him.” “I suppose a lot will depend on what offers come to the club and the only thing I can say with real certainty is that nobody at the club, in particular myself and my coaching staff and the other players, want him to leave, obviously not.” Zaha has been in fine form in recent weeks, scoring four times and providing three assists since returning from injury at the start of March, including a goal in the 5-0 demolition of Leicester City on Saturday. The Ivory Coast international has been used as a striker in recent times and has formed a good partnership with Andros Townsend which has kept Christian Benteke out of the team. The 25-year-old is likely to be in high demand, with Tottenham Hotspur being linked with a move for the player.

Roy Hodgson may admit that he is 'desperate' for Wilfried Zaha to remain at Crystal Palace next season - but the former England manager also believes the Eagles can help the tricky winger develop into an even better player. Zaha , 25, has Wilfried Zaha named Crystal Palace player of the year for

Roy Hodgson hails Wilfried Zaha ' s commitment to Crystal Palace after the star winger agrees a new five-year deal at Selhurst Park, despite summer interest. Roy Hodgson heaped praise on Wilfried Zaha who battled back from a groin injury to play a match-winning role against Huddersfield Town.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that he is ‘desperate’ for the club to keep Wilfried Zaha at the club beyond this season, according to TalkSPORT.

Zaha has been vital to keeping the club in the division, which has attracted a number of top clubs to the player but Palace are determined to keep him at the club.

Manchester City and Tottenham have both been linked with a move for the player as Palace look to nail down the player to a new deal.

Wilfried Zaha posing for a picture: Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport © Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport Steve Bardens/Getty Images Sport

The Ivory Coast international has been absent from seven Palace games this season and his side are yet to score a goal or earn a single point during those games.

Zaha named Premier League player of the month for April

  Zaha named Premier League player of the month for April Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been named the Premier League player of the month for April. Twitter: BREAKING: @CPFC’s @wilfriedzaha wins @premierleague player of the month for April. #SSN https://t.co/dYIxYsG9NO (@SkySportsNews) Twitter: Four-goal @wilfriedzaha is your #PL Player of the Month for April! @PremierLeague https://t.co/Wej3Q2VWlJ (@EASPORTSFIFA) Zaha had a superb month as he netted four times and picked up an assist in Palace’s four Premier League matches in April. The winger has been a crucial part of Palace’s survival this season, and has become the first player outside the top six to receive the award during the current campaign. Palace looked doomed at the start of the season, but Roy Hodgson has led them to 11th in the table as it stands, with one game to go. Zaha missed the start of the season through injury but has gone on to score eight goals and provide three assists in the Premier League.

Hodgson keen for Zaha to remain at Palace . Zaha edging closer to Man City move. Manchester City and Tottenham are reportedly monitoring Zaha 's situation Friday, May 11, 2018 Roy Hodgson concedes that he is "desperate" to see Wilfried Zaha remain at Crystal Palace beyond the summer

Roy Hodgson is 'confident' Wilfried Zaha will follow his lead in signing a new contract to remain at Crystal Palace . The manager, who turned 71 on Thursday

He also recently won the Premier League Player of the Month award for April after an impressive month.

The attacker has netted four goals in his past five games and has played a vital role in helping dig the Selhurst Park club out of trouble at the back end of the season.

Hodgson has spoken of his determination to keep the player at the club:

“He must be very pleased that so many people are mentioning his name. There’s nothing you can do about these moments of speculation. I’m desperate, as are Palace fans, for him to stay and be a part of our next season. I’ll continue to ignore the newspaper articles and what’s being said.”

Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League © Christopher Lee/Getty Images Sport Crystal Palace v Brighton and Hove Albion - Premier League

Palace confident of keeping Chelsea target Wilfried Zaha .
Chelsea, along with a host of other top Premier League clubs, are interested in signing winger Wilfried Zaha in this window, but, according to Football.London, Crystal Palace are confident of keeping their man. It is no surprise the Ivorian has so many potential suitors, he was pivotal in Crystal Palace’s climb away from relegation places last season, scoring nine goals and providing nine assists. Palace boss Roy Hodgson believes the former Manchester United man will stay at Selhurst Park this summer: “This is his club and he knows how much we and the fans value him, and I am hopeful that this will remain as speculation. I don’t blame other clubs for coveting him, but he is ours, he is under contract here, and I believe he will still be our player when the season begins.” Zaha signed a new five-year deal last summer to put an end to any speculation, and there is now talk the London club are going to offer him yet another improved deal. Chelsea are still in the midst of a possible managerial change so any deal for Zaha will likely be on the back burner for now.

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