Cape Town - Wilfried Zaha has quashed the prospect of a move to Tottenham after penning a new five-year contract at Crystal Palace.
Zaha’s impressive performances last season were rumoured to have
caught the eye of Premier League runners-up Spurs, while Manchester City
and Arsenal were linked with the 24-year-old.
However, Zaha - who returned to boyhood club Palace from Manchester
United in 2015 - will stay at Selhurst Park after agreeing a new deal
mooted to be in excess of £100 000 a week.
“Palace is in my heart and I don’t think the story is over,” said Zaha.
“I spoke with Steve [Parish] and I think I still have more to give
this club. The supporters have been amazing and I want us to do more
than just stay in the league next year.
“I would like to thank the chairman for being a big part of my
journey and his fellow owners for backing me and rewarding my
progression. Let’s do this!”
Palace chairman Steve Parish added: “He is our talisman and someone
that week in, week out gives everything for the Red and Blue. I’m
delighted he has committed his future to us and look forward to climbing
up the table with him next year.”
Meanwhile Sam Allardyce has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager after just five
months at the helm of the Premier League club for family reasons.