Wilfried Zaha

SpartanSpur

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
8,384
I still just find it odd that absolutely no media source has picked up on this at all given there are three clubs involved. Doesn’t make much sense...
It is very strange, but it does seem like Parish (Palace chairman) is trying to play this very carefully, he must know selling Zaha will put their fans in meltdown, and seems he needs the money/wants to let Zaha leave.

There are media links to him, just no mention of bids yet. Only 4 parties can leak these supposed bids - Palace, Chelsea, Us or Zaha's people. My guess is Parish agreed the fee but has asked for time to get replacements in, much like us with Bale.
 

ToDarrenIsToDo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2017
Messages
1,460
You'd probably need to give each of them about 8 pints as well to convince them all to join Palace... With a 25% sell on clause Palace will just demand more money to make sure they pocket as much as they can.
Sorry mate, too many words to digest, let's just give them all of our shit and make them think it's a good deal. Me and Mr San Miguel think there's a deal to be had here. Make it happen skinhead!
 

yiddo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2003
Messages
404
I still just find it odd that absolutely no media source has picked up on this at all given there are three clubs involved. Doesn’t make much sense...
Exactly... I think i’ll believe it when I see it.

Would welcome the addition though. We no doubt would have to pay over the odds but his ability to produce a bit of magic in tight areas and just bringing some freshness to the squad I think would be worth it.
 

Spartan Spurs

MOLLON LAVEH
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
230
An ITK said that Man U have a 25% sell on clause with Zaha and Palace clearly need to sell. Surely a more prudent approach to agreeing a deal at around £60m, let's just say is to do a player swap so that you don't miss out on over £15m to invest further.

Carter-Vickers, Sissoko, Nkoudou, Janssen, Edwards, Llorente for Zaha or £60m- £15m gives them £45m. I can't see where they'd get a better crop of players for £45m than we could give them in theory so they don't have to swallow a quarter of the fee to Man United.

It makes sense to me, but then again I have had about 8 pints tonight :sick:

Give them Janssen & Sissoko + £30 & it would be plenty.
If fills a couple of their gaps (Cabaye & Zaha) without having to spend.
Furthermore, they'd only have to pass along £7.5M to ManU.

I feel Janssen would thrive there under less pressure.

Then again, seems fee is already agreed so little point in discussing.

EDIT isn't Janssen destined for Fener?
 

Timberwolf

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2008
Messages
3,190
An ITK said that Man U have a 25% sell on clause with Zaha and Palace clearly need to sell. Surely a more prudent approach to agreeing a deal at around £60m, let's just say is to do a player swap so that you don't miss out on over £15m to invest further.

Carter-Vickers, Sissoko, Nkoudou, Janssen, Edwards, Llorente for Zaha or £60m- £15m gives them £45m. I can't see where they'd get a better crop of players for £45m than we could give them in theory so they don't have to swallow a quarter of the fee to Man United.

It makes sense to me, but then again I have had about 8 pints tonight :sick:
Would work if we were talking Panini stickers.
 

SpartanSpur

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
8,384
Just seen this on the Palace forum. Buckets of salt. Supposed source is very interesting!

Hopefully a fake rumor from someone from inside the game, but this guy I know is claiming a deal with us and both Chelsea and Spurs has been agreed for the sale of Zaha. All down to him to choose what he wants to do...

Nothing on social media so I am hoping this is the usual bullcrap you usually see from "someone who knows someone" so I would usually ignore it but this guy regularly socialises with Zola who's his claimed source.....

EDIT: Correction on source, he met Daniel Levy while out with Zola this evening who said it
 

luRRka

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 27, 2008
Messages
1,314
Just seen this on the Palace forum. Buckets of salt. Supposed source is very interesting!

Hopefully a fake rumor from someone from inside the game, but this guy I know is claiming a deal with us and both Chelsea and Spurs has been agreed for the sale of Zaha. All down to him to choose what he wants to do...

Nothing on social media so I am hoping this is the usual bullcrap you usually see from "someone who knows someone" so I would usually ignore it but this guy regularly socialises with Zola who's his claimed source.....

EDIT: Correction on source, he met Daniel Levy while out with Zola this evening who said it
Lots of people picking up on this now. Either all from the one original source and people are copying eachother or it's gaining pace from numerous sources
 

Timberwolf

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2008
Messages
3,190

THFCSPURS19

Transfer Forum Emperor
Joined
Jan 6, 2013
Messages
35,965
Just seen this on the Palace forum. Buckets of salt. Supposed source is very interesting!

Hopefully a fake rumor from someone from inside the game, but this guy I know is claiming a deal with us and both Chelsea and Spurs has been agreed for the sale of Zaha. All down to him to choose what he wants to do...

Nothing on social media so I am hoping this is the usual bullcrap you usually see from "someone who knows someone" so I would usually ignore it but this guy regularly socialises with Zola who's his claimed source.....

EDIT: Correction on source, he met Daniel Levy while out with Zola this evening who said it
Haha so is Levy meant to have confirmed we have agreed a deal for Zaha? Absolute nonsense.
 

ToDarrenIsToDo

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2017
Messages
1,460
Just seen this on the Palace forum. Buckets of salt. Supposed source is very interesting!

Hopefully a fake rumor from someone from inside the game, but this guy I know is claiming a deal with us and both Chelsea and Spurs has been agreed for the sale of Zaha. All down to him to choose what he wants to do...

Nothing on social media so I am hoping this is the usual bullcrap you usually see from "someone who knows someone" so I would usually ignore it but this guy regularly socialises with Zola who's his claimed source.....

EDIT: Correction on source, he met Daniel Levy while out with Zola this evening who said it
Zola or Zaha? Daniel chills with Gianfranco? What?
 

SpartanSpur

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 27, 2011
Messages
8,384
I preferred it before the edit! Just sounds so un-Levy like. Although sounds like the source is Zola's mate so maybe they bumped into Levy and had a quick chat 'best man win, etc...'

(For those that don't know Zola is now #2 at Chelsea)
 

tiger666

Large member
Joined
Jan 4, 2005
Messages
25,709
The poster was out with Zola as the poster is friends woth Zola. Whilst out they've bumped into Levy
And Levy just let out to the #2 of Chelsea who we're competing with for the signature, plus his random mate that we've agreed a deal.
 

wrd

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2014
Messages
7,629
And despite all summer there being barely any information about our targets other than slitherings, Levy is out letting the assistant manager of our main rival know who we've bid for.
 

RichieS

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2004
Messages
10,984
If we’ve offered a better package than Chelsea then I don’t see what choice there is to make. The only thing that worries me is the agent’s fees, which Chelsea are historically more inclined to bend over for than we are.
Absolutely agree with you on the first part - surely a no-brainer if you're Wilf. The second part I'm not sure about - in the past we have paid agents well and Levy actually has good relationships with many. How much power can an agent actually wield though if their client says they want to go to one club over another? They're employed by the player after all.
 
Top