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Dann not upset by Zaha's desire to move on

23rd April 2019, 10:38 by Chris Rivers

Scott Dann believes Wilfried Zaha's desire to be the best will mean he eventually leaves Crystal Palace amid reports he wants to move.

The Eagles talisman revealed last week that he wants to be playing in the Champions League in the near future, sparking renewed speculation he would look to move on this summer, with Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Tottenham all interested.

Palace are understood to be preparing for plenty of interest in the 26-year-old at the end of the season and have set the asking price for the forward at £75million.

Dann says he can understand why Zaha is keen to play for a club challenging for honours, believing he has shown he has what it takes to reach the top with his performances for the Selhurst Park outfit.

The Palace defender says he would be sorry to see him leave but hopes, with the money raised from his sale, the south London outfit could bring in some quality replacements.

"Every player wants to play at the highest level," Dann told the Evening Standard. "He has not said anything untoward. He is striving to be the best he can be and if that means he has to move on at some stage, then that is the way it goes. When you have got that type of quality, there is no doubt there are teams who are going to be looking at him.

"There are not many out there who can do what he can do. He has got the qualities to play at the very top. Of course we would not want to lose him, but if something happens in the summer and he goes, then I am sure it will be in the right way. And he is not going to go on the cheap, that is for sure."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

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