Wilfried Zaha has extended his stay at Crystal Palace by signing a new deal that will run out in 2023
Zaha,25, is a product of the club’s academy and has been consistent for the past three seasons, winning the club’s Player of the Year in the process.
The Ivorian international who found the back of the net in the Eagles 2-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday had been linked with a move to Chelsea, but he is excited to be staying with his boyhood club.
“I’m very pleased,” said Zaha. “Obviously, I wanted to get it over and done with, so I can just focus on the season. I’m buzzing that we managed to get it sorted.”
Zaha became Palace’s joint-highest Premier League scorer of all time after his goal against Fulham and the club’s chairman Steve Parish is delighted he will be staying at Selhurst Park.
“Wilf grew up a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park from the age of four,” Parish said.
“This agreement is yet another example of his lifelong commitment to the club, and our commitment to him.
“This is an amazing day for everyone here at Palace, our supporters and of course Wilf – and is richly deserved.”
Crystal Palace will be in action on Monday night against Liverpool; Palace fans will be hoping their talisman celebrates his new deal with a goal against the Reds.