Zaha Transfer Saga Gets a New Twist

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The on/off transfer saga involving Wilfried Zaha has taken an unexpected twist with the Turkish media confirming a fallout with his manager.

Okan Buruk, manager of Süper Lig club Galatasaray where Zaha plays, is rumoured to have grown tired of the former Palace player. There have been suggestions of tension between the two for some time, and now it seems as if the Turkish club is ready to sell.

This has prompted West Ham’s name to be attached to the transfer, and with good reason.

The Hammers attempted to sign Zaha during the January transfer window following the collapse of the deal to sign Ibrahim Osman. Owner David Sullivan was believed to be keen to push the deal through due to West Ham’s lack of squad depth for the Premier League and Europa League run-in.

Reports at the time suggested that the Ivory Coast winger was keen on the switch, given he still has a house on the outskirts of London. Unfortunately, David Moyes refused to sanction the deal for personal reasons.

So, with Moyes gone and Galatasaray eager to sell, it could be beneficial for both parties with a £10m transfer fee likely.

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  • Deathblow says:

    Very good decision by David Moyes. This guy is trouble.
    Typical of the sulli to go after a ‘name’ regardless of the pitfalls.
    Steer clear.

  • Kevlar says:

    We don’t want this type of character in our dressing room !!! He’s past his best and too old he’s greedy so would want 100k a week and no resell either! Leave well alone we need to buy young hungry players not old has been that are looking to top up their pensions.

  • Ian says:

    Ordinarily I’d agree with those saying we should avoid signings like this. But for some reason I’d actually like us to get him, especially if the price is as low as £10m. His wages would be an issue though and he’d have to take a cut.

  • Eddie says:

    Unbelievable how can you not want a 20 to 25 goal getter for 10 mil a fantastic left winger if we had him in January we would be in Europe

  • Pongo says:

    Would be a bad signing because his greedy not just for money but in possession he never looks for a teammate to pass to always go’s for goal himself and his goalscoring isn’t that good, and we would have lots of dressing room unrest because of him. Give him a swerve for sure.

  • West Ham Tel says:

    I’d take him all day long at 10 mil… I don’t think his wages will be a problem tbh as he’s not on a lot in Turkey

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