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Crystal Palace frontman Wilfred Zaha has made a remarkable return from an early injury setback to lift the Eagles. Palace struggled greatly without him and got a new manager in the form of Roy Hodgson. He had to miss out as he was recovering from a knee injury on the opening day of the season, and since returning to fitness, he has been crucial at uplifting the club to do better.
He has already scored 2 goals and played a key role in helping them win their first 4 points of the season. This goes to show exactly how important he is for the Selhurst Park outfit but the player truly deserves to play for a bigger club. With the January window coming up, there are rumours suggesting he could leave. That might halt Palace’s temporary growth so far but it will be necessary for Zaha if he is to further his personal growth and development.
Hence, let’s take a look at 3 clubs Zaha can considering joining either in January or next summer.
Tottenham are desperate to add more depth to their options for the wide areas and have made been linked to Zaha in the past. Considering the kind of high-flying football Spurs are playing, Zaha could benefit from joining the North London club. If Zaha joins the squad, the winger will offer competition for Moussa Sissoko and Eric Lamela, which could prompt the best out of the players.
Moreover, Zaha has done all he can for Palace and perhaps the next step in his career will have to be a move to join a bigger club, making Tottenham a viable option.
Zaha’s next option is also a North London outfit. Their ongoing transfer saga about Alexis Sanchez seems to have no intention of letting up, making Zaha a strong replacement for the outbound Chilean. The £16.2m winger’s pace and creativity upfront remain unparalleled and he could truly work wonders in a club like Arsenal.
Moreover, the Gunners have not really been at their best and will suffer more if either Mesut Ozil or Alexis Sanchez leave. Hence, signing a proven quality player like Zaha will certainly be a step in the right direction for the Gunners.
Rafa Benitez has sparked a remarkable uprising in Newcastle’s fortunes this season in the Premier League. Despite being a recently promoted club, the Magpies have firmly established themselves as top ten contenders. Currently sitting in the 11th spot on the table, Newcastle need power up front if they are to do better in the upcoming months.
The likes of Joselu and Aleksandar Mitrovic have failed to live up to their billing and there is a shocking dearth of creativity and pace up front. Hence, the club desperately needs a player like Zaha who can create chances while also getting his name on the score sheet.