Crystal Palace striker Wilfried Zaha has opened the door to a move to switch to Arsenal after revealing it was ‘amazing’ to hear of the North London club’s interest earlier last summer.
The Ivory Coast attacker was strongly linked to a move to the Emirates last summer, however, the Eagles were unhappy with the Gunners valuation of Zaha and rejected two bids in the region of £40m for the forward.
Peculiarly, the Gunners signed Nicolas Pepe for club record £72m deal after failing to come to an agreement with the Eagles and Zaha stayed at Selhurst Park against his desire after failing to secure a move to Everton in the later of the transfer window.
Zaha’s failed to return his form this season, however, the Eagles are unlikely to demand the £75m they were demanding 12 months ago if the team come calling this summer.
And the forward has appeared to open the door to an offer from the Gunners by claiming it was ‘amazing’ to hear off their interest from a top team.
‘It was nice. Supporting them and having them wanting you at the same time, leaves you thinking: ‘this is amazing’,’ Zaha told Rio Ferdinand.
‘But things never worked out so you just have to move on as quickly as possible. I was thinking this may happen and my family was saying ‘wow it’s Arsenal,’ but yeah it just didn’t work out.’
‘I’m 27, trophies is what it’s all about. If there’s opportunities for me to win trophies then 100 per cent’.
However, the Gunners head-coach Mikel Arteta is set to be handed a modest budget ahead of the next season and it could be reduced furthermore if they fail to secure place in the Champions League next season.