Arsenal close in on possible £80 million deal after Italian announces winger ‘ready for big move’
Arsenal target Wilfried Zaha could leave Crystal Palace in January, according to Italian football agent Federico Pastorello.
Ex-Gunners boss Uani emery was linked with a whole host of players during the summer transfer window, and many fans were excited to see what kind of players that the Spaniard would bring in to make a real statement to the Premier League and rest of the top four challengers.
But despite all the excitement, despite all the rumours and despite all the speculation, the Spaniard failed to acquire the type of players that could come in and make a serious impact on the side, and send a real statement to the rest of the Premier League, signings like Zaha.
Zaha was in the headlines over the summer transfer window for all the right reasons, as some of the biggest clubs in the game showed an interest in the wingers signature after another impressive campaign for Palace.
However, despite admitting on numerous occasions that he is interested in a big move, Palace stuck a massive price tag on the head of the winger and nobody wanted to pay the massive £80 million price tag that was placed on the winger.
And ahead of the January transfer in just a few weeks time, Pastorello has opened up and claimed that a player like Zaha needs to be at a top club and could in fact leave Palace if the right offer arrives in the winter transfer window.
Pastorello believes Zaha represents a “good opportunity” in a winter window he expects to be busier than usual, telling the Sky Sports website: “I think about is Wilfried Zaha.
“I think he really deserves a new challenge and a top club, because he is really a top player.
“It is surprising me because I read about a possible move in the summer, but he stayed again. But this season he is proving that he is very focused and concentrated. So think he could be another good opportunity in the January market.”
Look Arsenal missed out on trying to sign Zaha during the summer as they believed that Nicolas Pepe would be a worthwhile investment, and despite a few glimpses of brilliance, the former Lille star has not been that impressive.
So if Arsenal did sign Zaha, surely that would mean the end of Pepe at the Arsenal?
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