According to the latest news reports, FC Barcelona are said to be considering a summer transfer move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha. The Ivory Coast international is set to decide on his future at the end of the 2022/23 campaign. His current contract at Selhurst Park is due to expire in June.
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Although Palace have been working on a renewal package for Zaha, the 30-year-old is reportedly open to a new challenge. This has reportedly caught the attention of long-term admirers Arsenal and Chelsea, who are said to be monitoring the situation closely.
However, according to reports from the Daily Telegraph. FC Barcelona have also been in touch with Zaha’s representatives over the potential for a free transfer swoop. This would allow the Catalan giants to secure the services of the talented winger without having to pay a transfer fee. Which would be especially beneficial given their tight financial budget.
Zaha has been a key player for Palace since his return to the club in 2015. After he had a failed stint at Manchester United. He has scored 68 goals in over 400 appearances for the Eagles and has been the subject of interest from several top clubs in the past.
Barcelona are known to be looking for reinforcements ahead of the 2023/24 season. As they aim to compete for major honours both domestically and in Europe. Although Zaha may not be their first-choice target, his lower salary package would make him an attractive option for the Catalan club.
It remains to be seen whether Zaha will decide to leave his boyhood club this summer. Or if Palace will be able to convince him to sign a new deal. However, if he does become available, it looks like there could be a battle for his signature. With Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona all reportedly interested in the talented winger. Follow us for more FC Barcelona-related transfer news.