Carlton Palmer reckons that Wilfried Zaha leaving late in the window could leave Crystal Palace in serious trouble.
For the umpteenth summer on the bounce, Zaha’s Palace future is in doubt, with transfer insider Dean Jones claiming Tottenham are looking at the player as they consider pinching him away from Selhurst Park.
However, with less than two weeks until the window closes, Zaha remains a Crystal Palace player, and the speculation doesn’t appear to have affected him following a productive pre-season campaign.
Patrick Vieira has already bolstered his defence, although the Eagles manager is yet to add any attackers to his squad, meaning Zaha is likely to lead the way in terms of goals and assists once again.
Christian Benteke has been signed up once again, but Ebere Eze is still out with a long-term injury, and Palmer thinks that selling Zaha before the deadline would leave Vieira’s team in a difficult situation.
He exclusively told The Transfer Tavern:
“Anybody who loses a player so late in the window, who’s important to them, is a huge, huge blow and with Crystal Palace not replacing him as it seems at the moment, they would be in serious trouble.”