Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has stated that Selhurst Park is the right place for Wilfried Zaha to progress, but that his side would be powerless to resist Tottenham’s overtures if the North London side flexed their financial muscles.
Spurs are said to have had a number of offers for the English winger rejected close to the end of the summer transfer window, with the Eagles stating that the former Manchester United star was not for sale.
Zaha has shown real potential in his short career to date, with his pace and trickery terrorising opposition rearguards and clearly catching the eye of Mauricio Pochettino.
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) September 7, 2016
However, a perceived lack of end product has prevented the flying attacker from living up to his sizeable potential and has also been highlighted by Pardew.
The former Newcastle United manager stated that Zaha should stay at Palace and look to progress, but if Tottenham returned with an improved offer the London club could be forced to sell the winger.
“I think we’re a good platform for him to do that in the Premier League,” Pardew told The Croydon Advertiser.
“I have tried to say to him I want him to be a massive success here.
“If Spurs blew us out of the water or Man City offered £50m and it was Champions League football, OK, it’s because you’re the finished product.
“This is what Wilf’s ambition should be, but he needs to address his goals and assists.
“He knows he isn’t there yet and he has no problem seeing that. I have told him that. Potentially, he could be.”