Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has claimed he will not stand in the way of Wilfried Zaha leaving the club, and that his departure is simply a matter of timing and all parties being happy with the outcome.
Zaha had been eager for a move away over the summer, handing in a transfer request amid interest from Arsenal and Everton. However, Zaha ended up staying at Selhurst Park, much to the disappointment of the 26-year-old.
Responding to how the situation played out, Parish admitted that it was timing that forced him to stop Zaha
"We have to make a plan for the evolution of our squad. Wilfried won’t be here forever, and we must be ready for him to go, if he does go. The last day of the transfer window, however, is not going to be it," he told the Daily Mail
He said: "We didn’t have a bid of the value we place on the player.
He added: "I’m here to do a job and my relationship with Wilfried has always recognised that. I’ve never asked him for a favour, he’s never asked me for one. It’s a professional relationship."
Source : 90min