Date published: Monday 1st July 2019 7:16
Arsenal have reportedly made a bid of £40m for Wilfried Zaha, whose club value him at double the price.
Crystal Palace will obviously turn down such a ridiculous bid, with the Gunners expected to return with a higher offer.
Both Sky Sports and noted Arsenal insider David Ornstein are reporting the derisory bid for the winger, who is a self-proclaimed Arsenal fan.
The Gunners – who are yet to make a signing this summer – are thought to have just £45-50m to spend on players this summer.
Given their budget of around £45m, no owner investment & targets for other positions also being pursued, Arsenal would need Crystal Palace to reduce the asking price and/or raise significant funds through sales, in addition to (normal) staggered payment structure #AFC #CPFC #Zaha
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 1, 2019
Zaha’s brother Judicael told Sky Sports News: “Wilfried will always hold Crystal Palace and their fans in the highest regard and all the support they have given means the world to him.
“It’s my brother’s dream though, to play for Arsenal.
“Given all that Wilfried has given to Crystal Palace to help them remain a Premier League club, I hope Palace will be able to see their way to agreeing a deal with Arsenal that allows Wilfried to realise his dream of playing European Football for the club he’s supported since childhood.”