Zaha should leave this summer – Jordan

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Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has claimed now is the right time to sell Wilfried Zaha.

Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has claimed now is the right time to sell Wilfried Zaha.

The Ivory Coast international has been linked with a move for the last few seasons and reports claim he has now asked for a summer switch.

Zaha is hoping to play Champions League football next term but the Eagles are determined to hold onto the forward, who they value at £80million.

Palace have refused to comment on the speculation but Jordan believes the club should cash in while they have the chance.

He told talkSPORT: ‘Without wanting to alienate myself from a group of fans I adore, I think now is the time for Zaha to go.

‘I think Palace need a change of direction and probably need to be able to rebuild with the right amount of monies being achieved for Zaha.

‘Now, I don’t think that right amount of monies is likely to be £80m, but I certainly think it’s in the £50m or £60m bracket and I think he can play for any of the top-six clubs.

‘I think he’s a £60m player – I think he’s every bit as good as (Riyad) Mahrez.

‘So I’m not surprised now Wilf wants the opportunity to ply his trade somewhere else.’

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