Wilfried Zaha to stay at Crystal Palace with winger ‘fully committed’ to seeing out final season at Selhurst Park and no interest in January exit – Eagles still hopeful of new deal for star man

    Wilfried Zaha has dealt Crystal Palace a boost with the winger reportedly ‘fully committed’ to seeing his contract out at Selhurst Park.

    The 30-year-old is set to become a free agent at the end of campaign – leading to speculation he could be sold in a cut-price deal in January.

    Palace winger Zaha is into the final six months of his contract at Selhurst Park

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    Palace winger Zaha is into the final six months of his contract at Selhurst Park

    The former Manchester United man is also free to speak to foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement in the summer.

    But according to The Athletic, the Ivory Coast international isn’t thinking about a move away from south London as rumours over his future intensify.

    It has been stated that Zaha’s focus is on helping Palace, who sit 12th in the Premier League table, finish as high as they can under Patrick Vieira.

    The news outlet has claimed that despite the Eagles pricing him out of a move in recent years, his relationship with the club remains ‘healthy’.

    In fact, boyhood Arsenal fan Zaha’s relationship with Palace has only strengthened since the Gunners’ Invincibles legend Vieira replaced Roy Hodgson in the dugout in 2021

    It is said that Zaha still has a decision to make whether to pen a new contract at Palace or walk away once the summer arrives.

    Zaha is closing in on 450 appearances for the Eagles

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    Zaha is closing in on 450 appearances for the Eagles

    Palace are determined to convince him to stay, but this will likely represent the last major chance Zaha can join a top European team.

    As it stands, though, Zaha hasn’t made a final decision on whether he wants to continue his love affair with Palace.

    Zaha is closing in on 450 appearances for the club spread across two spells.

    And he has enjoyed another fine season so far – chipping in with six goals and three assists in 17 games in all competitions.

    Zaha has no intention of departing south London this month

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    Zaha has no intention of departing south London this month

    Vieira has been publicly vocal in his desire to keep Zaha and commented on the forward last week ahead of the FA Cup third round defeat to Southampton.

    The former Arsenal captain said: “We know the situation and we want to keep him.

    “He’s an important player for the club and he’s loved here.

    “We have to wait and see what he will decide to do.

    “What matters is the commitment he is showing in the games.”

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