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"I don't get a great vibe from him" - Exclusive: Pundit makes huge claim on Crystal Palace star

Transfer Tavern logo Transfer Tavern 18/04/2021 Aaron Hindhaugh
a person holding a football ball in front of a crowd: Zaha © Provided by Transfer Tavern Zaha

In an exclusive interview with The Transfer Tavern, Steve Howey, who made 271 appearances during his career, has claimed that Wilfried Zaha’s attitude on the pitch is what’s holding him back from a move to a bigger club.

Zaha did get his move to a big club when he was signed for Manchester United in 2013 by Sir Alex Ferguson, however he failed to make an impact at Old Trafford when David Moyes was appointed and eventually returned back to Crystal Palace in 2015.

The Ivory Coast international has once again been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park with Arsenal holding a strong long term interest in the 28-year old, who has two years left on his current contract.

Speaking on how Zaha keeps getting linked with big clubs and why his attitude on the pitch may be holding him back, Howey told The Transfer Tavern:

“He’s been linked with everybody and obviously he got his move to Man United which didn’t work out but now, as a player, he can be devastating on his day.

Sometimes I don’t get a great vibe from him attitude-wise and I just think at times you look at him and I’m not 100% convinced. I think that’s what probably puts some clubs off him because he’s either breathtaking or non-existent.”

Roy Hodgson has given Zaha a lot more freedom to express himself this season having deployed the traditional winger as Palace’s main focal point through the middle.

This decision has resulted in Zaha having his second-best season in front of goal for Palace having scored nine goals and registered two assists in 23 league games.



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