Crystal Palace star Zaha signs new deal until 2023

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Wilfried Zaha has signed a new contract at Crystal Palace until the summer of 2023.

The Eagles star man had been linked with an exit from SE25 during the close season.

But Zaha, who scored for Palace in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Fulham in their Premier League opener, has ended any uncertainty over his future.

Eagles chairman Steve Parish said: “It’s absolutely fantastic for the football club.  We’re all so committed this year to giving it our best shot, and this is the final piece of the jigsaw.

“It’s nice to put all those stories to bed. Stories that we knew weren’t true and were just rumour mongering.  Wilfried the player that we’ve seen all summer has done everything properly and right. He’s shown the respect he’s got for this football club, and he should be applauded for that with all the noise that was going on around him. Today, we’ve settled everything in terms of his long-term future, so we’re absolutely ecstatic.

“He’s scored the first goal when we bought the club in 2010. It’s been an incredible journey that we’ve been on together. It’s been a fantastic journey, for the club, for me, for him. It seems as though we’re intertwined on this journey, and long may it continue.”

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