Marcus Bent has exclusively told Football FanCast that he’s been reliably informed that Everton won’t revisit their interest for Wilfried Zaha this summer.
The Crystal Palace winger has been a long-term target for the Toffees, and reports last season believed that the south Londoners were going to listen to offers for their talisman, having slapped a £100million price-tag on the former Manchester United man.
12 months earlier, Zaha handed in a transfer request at Selhurst Park amid interest from the Toffees and Arsenal.
However, the Gunners ended up signing Nicolas Pepe from Lille, which allowed Alex Iwobi to move to Goodison Park, meaning Zaha ended up remaining at Crystal Palace.
Iwobi has struggled during his time on Merseyside, whilst another winger, Bernard, could also leave Everton at the end of the season.
But Bent told Football FanCast, that Zaha isn’t on Carlo Ancelotti’s wish-list this summer:
“I spoke to someone at the training ground, and they did say that it’s probably the wrong time. If it was two or three years ago, they would have taken him, but it’s probably the wrong time.
“They don’t think he’s a fit for the club. That’s not coming from people up top or the manager, that’s coming from people I speak to in the press.
“I do like Zaha, he’s very skilful, but is he a team player? I’m not sure. I don’t see him as an Everton player.”