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Wilfried Zaha Arsenal move should be allowed due to promise – brother

Wilfried Zaha’s brother Judicael has called on Crystal Palace to let the forward join Arsenal.

The Gunners are keen to sign Zaha this summer and Judicael claims this matches a promise made by Palace to let him leave if a club offering European football came in for him.

The club have slapped a £80million price tag on the Ivorian, however Arsenal have launched their first approach for him, making it clear they only value him at around £40million.   

Wilfried Zaha's brother has suggested Palace would be willing to let Zaha go to the right club

Wilfried Zaha’s brother has suggested Palace would be willing to let Zaha go to the right club

He says that the club promised to not stand in Zaha's way if European football was on offer

He says that the club promised to not stand in Zaha’s way if European football was on offer

Sportsmail understands that although Zaha is Arsenal’s number one target, an official bid is yet to be tabled.

Judicael Zaha said: ‘Wilfried has had a two very good spells with Crystal Palace and they have achieved a lot together. After playing a big role in Palace getting promoted, he went to Manchester United came back and had helped them consolidate in the Premier League. 

‘Crystal Palace have told me that if an opportunity presented itself again for him to join a club who play European football regularly they would not stop Wilfried from getting back up to that level because they know there is a limit to whether he can fulfil all of his ambitions with Palace. 

‘They said if an opportunity like this presented itself they would not stand in his way. We are hoping they still feel that way and they can come to agreement with Arsenal quickly, for the benefit of Wilfried’s future.’ 

Wilfried Zaha is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations

Wilfried Zaha is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast in the Africa Cup of Nations

Palace recently lost star defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka to Manchester United in a deal worth over £50million, so may be unwilling to let another of their big players go.

However, Zaha remains determined to secure his own big-money move away from Selhurt Park.

Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League this season, and thus will have to pay most, if not all of their £40million budget if they’re looking for Zaha’s services.  

Original article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-7202209/Crysal-Palace-not-stop-Wilfried-Zaha-getting-European-football.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490

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