Season of New Agents – Zaha Determine to Make An Imprint

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Who said January is for Club transfer only? Players are not only switching Clubs, but are also switching agents to help their brand and help generate more revenue. Just the other day, fans received a shocker when United Midfielder, Jesse Lingard teamed up with super star agent Mino Raiola. Well, Lingard is not the only one who feels the need to switch things up. Wilfried Zaha has made a change in agent, with the Ivory Coast international still keen to leave Crystal Palace.

It’s no secret that Zaha has held the weight of Crystal Place on his shoulders for sometime now. With this comes a lot of expectation without guarantee of yielding results (trophies). The super talent wants to win major honors and staying with Crystal Palace seems merely just a dream that may never come true. 

With the forward still keen on wining major honors, it comes as no surprise his decision to hire super agent Pini Zahavi. Zahavi, who is best known for the record breaking transfer of Rio Ferdinand, may be just the man to help Zaha take things to the next level. The agreement to team up with the renowned Israeli negotiator and part with his long-time agent, Will Salthouse was concluded in the last 72 hours.

While a transfer in January is highly less than likely, a summer move may be on the horizon for the Eagles star. Zaha, may also want to consider Clubs outside of the Premier League, due to only a handful of Clubs across Europe having the funds to consider such a deal. 

Last Summer Zaha was linked to an Everton transfer which was turned down by the Clubs chairman. It was reported Everton offered £70m, but Palace were holding out for around £80m.

Arsenal also saw a £40m bid rejected from Palace for the 27-year-old during the previous transfer window. 

More recently, long-time admirers Chelsea have reportedly rekindled their interest in the winger with the lifting of their transfer ban, and Zahavi known to be a good friend of the Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.