Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha could yet get his Champions League opportunity, with reports Paris Saint Germain are ready to make a shock £65million offer.
Zaha, 26, has requested to leave the club, as the player pursues his Champions league dream and had appeared on Mauricio Pochettino‘s list as a very viable option.
However, with the mention of PSG, Spurs are backing out of the race, knowing fully well they cannot complete financially with the Ligue 1 side, who are prepared to offer the player a healthy pay rise from his current £130,000 a week salary to ensure he moves to the French capital.
Should the deal pull through, it would be a dream come true for the winger who had been ‘belittled’ and left lamenting on his past experiences under David Moyes.
“You see the mind games they were playing?” Zaha said after being reportedly told by Moyes to cut out the ‘fancy footwork’.
“When he took me out of the Champions League squad and put in Adnan Januzaj, who had never played for the first team, I knew then that this is way bigger than I ever thought and had gone way beyond footballing reasons.
“When it was not about football or ability, what could I do?
“Not being given a fair opportunity to play at all and being called a flop is what hurt me even more. How can I be if I wasn’t given a fair chance?’
“I see Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele, these types of players, and dribbling wise I’m up there with them but they have been given the platform to perform.
“Every day I wanted to go on Twitter or Instagram and say something but I couldn’t. That would be unprofessional.”
Zaha has scored and assisted eight times in 32 appearances for the club so far this season. Upnext for the winger is a trip to Arsenal, as he hopes to show PSG what exactly they’d be expecting.