Zaha signs new sweetened five-year deal at Palace


Zaha signs new sweetened five-year deal at Palace
Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (L) vies with Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO

In Summary

  • Winger Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace to extend his stay at Selhurst Park until 2023, the Premier League club has said.
  • British media reported the 25-year-old forward agreed a new deal worth 130,000 pounds ($165,360) per week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.

Winger Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace to extend his stay at Selhurst Park until 2023, the Premier League club has said.

British media reported the 25-year-old forward agreed a new deal worth 130,000 pounds ($165,360) per week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.

The Ivorian international netted a career-high nine league goals and made three assists to help Palace secure an 11th-place finish last season after a disastrous start.

Zaha, who had an unhappy season at Manchester United in 2013-14 before returning to Palace, had been linked with potential moves to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur during the transfer window but no deal materialised.

Zaha, who had an unhappy season at Manchester United in 2013-14 before returning to Palace, had been linked with potential moves to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur during the transfer window but no deal materialised.

“Wilf grew up a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park from the age of four, and has been with the club since he was 12,” Palace chairman Steve Parish said in a statement.

“This agreement is yet another example of his lifelong commitment to the club, and our commitment to him. This is an amazing day for everyone here at Palace, our supporters and of course Wilf – and is richly deserved.”

 

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