‘I’d be looking to sign players of his quality’: Interest in Wilfried Zaha to be expected in the transfer window, claims Roy Hodgson… after Crystal Palace managed to fend away Arsenal and Everton last summer
- Roy Hodgson has insisted that bids could still come in for winger Wilfried Zaha
- Spending is set to be low this summer with clubs tackling the coronavirus crisis
- Arsenal targeted forward Zaha last summer but failed in their bid to sign him
- Nicolas Pepe was brought to the club instead of Zaha in a £72m deal from Lille
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Roy Hodgson admits he would be ‘foolish’ to think there will not be any bids for Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha this summer.
Palace boss Hodgson insists his side need to be on their toes even though spending is likely to be less this summer due to financial issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Wilfried Zaha has attracted interest from Arsenal and Everton in previous transfer windows
‘It’s an unknown isn’t it, how much money is going to be floating around in the next window,’ Hodgson pondered in a press conference.
‘I think we’d be very foolish to relax and start thinking there will be no bids for Wilf Zaha, no big-money interest in him, because he’s such a good player.
‘He has the ability to play at any level, anywhere in the world, so who knows? If we find it easy to keep him because there aren’t big bids coming in, that would be fine.
Roy Hodgson admits he would be ‘foolish’ to think there will not be any bids for Zaha
‘But I certainly wouldn’t count on that because if I was at another club, I’d be looking to sign players of his quality.’
The Gunners were interested in signing the 27-year-old during last summer’s transfer window before they decided to sign Nicolas Pepe instead.