Wilfried Zaha is an Arsenal fan and was soon going to be an Arsenal player if newspaper reports are true. The Crystal Palace manager, Ian Holloway, complained again this week about Arsene Wenger. Holloway is upset about what he percieves as Wenger’s attempts to destabilise the young winger, even though Wenger has done nothing but answer a question posed by a journalist.
Palace have issued denials that Zaha will leave, but they have sounded increasingly desperate, suggesting that they knew they were going to lose the England international. Now it seems that Alex Ferguson has stuck his oar in and will offer Palace the opportunity to keep Zaha for the season if they agree to sell him to United.
The Mail reports that United will offer £10 million for the 20-year old but agree to loan him back to the South London club as they seek promotion to the Premier league. It is believed that Ferguson has had enough nof his Portuguese winger Nani and sees Zaha as the ideal replacement.
The currently injured Valencia is likely to be first choice at Old Trafford, however, and Zaha will not want to sit on the bench. He wants to play and develop his talent, and Wenger has a brilliant reputation for doing that. The fact that he is an Arsenal fan will have some sway but his career development and opportunities will be more important. Maybe Arsenal will have to make a similar deal if we are determined to sign the player seen as one of the best prospects in English football.