Lazio approach Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha over potential free transfer

As confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, Italian giants Lazio have approached Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha over a potential free deal this summer, with his current contract set to expire on June 30.

Negotiations have taken place, however it is believed to not be an ‘easy deal’ at this stage of the move.

The forward is now set to asses his options soon, having received several proposals from other clubs, with sides such as Paris Saint Germain and Atletico Madrid reportedly interested, as per Matt Woosnam of The Athletic.

The Ivory Coast international, who has been capped twice by England, has also been touted with a move to Saudi Arabia, however, the option of staying in South London also isn’t off the table, due to Palace offering their star player a new contract offer worth around £200,000 per week.

Having moved back to his boyhood side for a fee of €3.8m in February 2015, following a failed move to Manchester United, the 30-year-old has solidified himself as a club legend at Selhurst park, scoring 68 goals and making 42 assists in 291 Premier League appearances for the Eagles- helping them consistently maintain their status in the English top flight.

As a result of this, and his €22m market value -according to Transfermarkt– the tricky winger will be a substantial loss for the currently managerless London side, but a significant gain for whichever club acquires him.

Lazio’s interest comes following their impressive 2022/23 campaign, where they finished as Serie A runners-up in their second season under former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri- therefore a move to the Stadio Olimpico would provide Zaha with the opportunity to play Champions League football for the first time in his career.

Travis Levison | Get Football

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