Crystal Palace is in the mix for a Top Six place in this wild Premier League season, but controversy is right around the corner when it comes to their top attacker.
Wilfried Zaha wanted to leave Palace this summer, but no move materialized for the Ivorian.
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He thinks that wasn’t down to interest from other sides, as Everton and Arsenal were both reportedly in for the foul-drawing dribbler.
Zaha is reportedly suing his agent, Will Salthouse of Unique Sports Management, for failing to get him a move away from Selhurst Park.
His claim is quite intense:
Zaha is understood to have informed Salthouse in writing of his desire to leave USM last month, triggering the start of a potentially explosive legal wrangle, with the player alleging his agent is compromised by his relationship with Palace chairman Steve Parish.
He wants to leave the agency now, while USM wants to retain him through the year and keep a piece of his transfer fee. We imagine a move might’ve happened if they knew he’d leave the agency.
USM also represents former Crystal Palace star Aaron Wan-Bissaka and current Eagles players Andros Townsend, Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheikhou Kouyate, and Jordan Ayew.
AWB moved to Manchester United from Palace this summer, and the Eagles were said to have no interest in selling both players. Other USM clients to move this summer were Ryan Sessegnon and Che Adams.