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Spurs target Zaha 'happy' at Palace - Hodgson

22nd April 2019, 11:48 by Craig Smithson

Tottenham have been warned by Roy Hodgson that reported target Wilfried Zaha is "happy" at Crystal Palace and he expects him to stay.

Zaha put a host of top clubs on alert this week by revealing his ambition to play Champions League football.

But Eagles boss Hodgson believes the Ivory Coast forward is settled at Selhurst Park, as evidenced by his pivotal goalscoring performance in Sunday's 3-2 win at Arsenal.

"I think he's a very good player, but the bottom line is this: he's a Crystal Palace player, and he's certainly happy at Crystal Palace as you saw today," said Hodgson.

"That wasn't the performance of a guy looking to get away from his club, I would say quite the reverse.

"He's on a four-year contract, he's one of our highest-paid players and he's absolutely adored by the fans and everyone in south-east London.

"As far as I'm concerned I'm looking forward to working with him not only in the near future, but I'm looking forward to seeing him in the Crystal Palace shirt for many years to come.

"But life throws things up and we'll see what happens."

Spurs have been heavily linked with a swoop for Zaha over the past three years, but have not managed to get a deal over the line.

And we reported over the weekend that Paris Saint-Germain are keeping tabs on the player's situation and would look to pip the north Londoners to his signature if he was made available.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Craig Smithson is a journalist with over two decades of experience at the keyboard. A life-long Middlesbrough fan, Craig has an in-depth knowledge of all football and is also a keen fan of boxing amongst other sports.

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