According to The Mirror, Everton face a fight to convince Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha to make the move to Goodison Park in this summer’s transfer window.
Zaha was again in inspired form for Palace last term – scoring nine times and registering five assists in 29 Premier League appearances for the Eagles.
The 25-year-old continues to be linked with a move away from Selhurst Park, with the biggest clubs in English football all believed to be admirers of the Ivory Coast international.
According to The Mirror, new Everton boss Marco Silva is desperate to bring Zaha to the club ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.
However, it is being reported that the Merseyside outfit face a tough task to convince Zaha, who moved to England from Ivory Coast at the age of four, to return up north.
Zaha, who is valued at £27m by Transfermarkt, struggled during his time at Manchester United following a 2013 move to Old Trafford, and is said to be keen to remain in London.
In short, yes. Zaha has a contract with Palace until the summer of 2022, but the Eagles will find it very difficult to keep him ahead of the new campaign.
Everton are yet to sign any new players this summer, but the Toffees are expected to be extremely busy over the next month as Silva looks to improve his squad.
Wayne Rooney’s exit has left the Merseyside club short in attacking positions, and the thought of Zaha playing alongside Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott in the final third of the field would surely excite the Everton supporters.
It simply did not work for Zaha at United, but the move simply came too soon. He is now a different player, and has the ability to represent any team in the Premier League.
Everton seemingly have a serious task on their hands when it comes to Zaha’s future, but he would be a terrific signing for the Toffees if they did manage to pull it off.