Manchester United could make a huge windfall on ex-winger Wilfried Zaha if he is sold by Crystal Palace in this summer’s transfer window.
Zaha has endured a frustrating campaign for the Eagles where he has managed just seven goal contributions in the Premier League, compared to last season’s total of 15.
And according to the Sun, Palace boss Roy Hodgson is now willing to listen to offers for the Ivorian who has long been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park.
While Zaha’s market value might have dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, the Sun’s report claims that owner Steve Parish will not sell the club’s star asset for anything less than £70m.
But Palace’s plans to sell the 27-year-old has the huge stumbling block of the sell-on clause they agreed with United when resigning him in 2015.
United made Zaha the last signing of Sir Alex Ferguson’s reign but he was moved on just two years later by his successor David Moyes.
And as noted in the Sun’s report, the Reds cleverly agreed upon a 25 per cent sell-on clause on any future sale.
This means that if Palace’s asking price of £70m is met this summer, United would receive an impressive £17.5m, more than they originally paid for the forward.
Granted, we’d be surprised if a club does meet the asking price that Palace are reportedly demanding, but it certainly is one to keep an eye out for.
If Zaha is sold this summer, United could use the money they would receive towards signing their own priority targets.