Alan Pardew and Crystal Palace secured their first victory of the season against Middlesbrough on Saturday thanks to a Wilfried Zaha winner – and now Pardew has insisted he wants £50 million for the winger.
Zaha was the subject of a failed offer from Tottenham just before the summer transfer window close, with the amount offered by Spurs thought to be in the region of £15 million.
But following Zaha’s first strike of the new season, Pardew has insisted that he wants more than that for his prized asset – A LOT more.
Alan Pardrew says Wilfried Zaha won't be sold for less than 50 million pounds
— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) September 12, 2016
Palace value Zaha at £50 million ???
— Frank's and beans (@Oldiron7) September 12, 2016
Someone go do a medical on Alan Pardew, he needs a serious health check after claiming Wilfred Zaha is a 50 million pound player
— Hasnat Raja (@hasnat_raja) September 12, 2016
Just read garth crooks team of the week an in the paragraph on mandala he's says wilf zaha is £50 million rated. Is he high zaha is crap
— Michael Sneddon (@Snedders93) September 12, 2016
To put Pardew’s valuation into context, Zaha scored just five goals in 43 appearances last season – does that sound like a £50 million player to you?
The likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mario Gotze and Sadio Mane were all bought and sold for fees well below £50 million during the summer – is it just us, or is Pardew going WAY over the top with his figure?