Wilfried Zaha informs Crystal Palace he wants to leave to join a Champions League club

first_imgWilfried Zaha informs Crystal Palace he wants to leave to join a Champions League club Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 May 2019 11:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link62Shares Wilfried Zaha is looking to leave Crystal Palace this summer (Picture: Getty)Wilfried Zaha has informed Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer in order to fulfil his ambition of playing in the Champions League next season.According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old met Palace’s chairman Steve Parish directly following the conclusion of the Premier League season to express his desire to move on.A host of clubs have been linked with the Ivory Coast international over the past couple of seasons including Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs and Borussia Dortmund.Palace will be extremely reluctant to part with their talisman, particularly after he agreed a five-year deal worth a club-record £130,000 per week last summer, but are braced for offers.ADVERTISEMENT Crystal Palace value Zaha at £80m (Picture: Getty)Given the length remaining on Zaha’s deal at Selhurst Park and his importance to Roy Hodgson’s side, Palace have priced Zaha at £80m and plan to reinvest that in two or three players.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Mail report also suggests that if Zaha is allowed to leave Palace, there would be a knock-on effect on Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s future, with the right-back thought to be of interest to Manchester United.If Zaha leaves, Palace are unlikely to sanction the sale of Wan-Bissaka as well unless they receive a huge fee.‘I’m too ambitious. And not ambitious just to play for a top club, but to win things at club level and with the Ivory Coast,’ Zaha told the Daily Mail last month.‘I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it. And I’ll do the rest.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityZaha’s desire to play in the Champions League could rule out a return to Old Trafford where he endured a disappointing period in his career previously, as well as potentially Arsenal who need to beat Chelsea in the Europa League final to qualify.In terms of goals, this season was Zaha’s best in the Premier League as he scored ten in 34 appearances while also registering five assists.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Advertisement Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Klopp expected to make sweeping changes for tonight

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make wholesale changes to his side for the visit of Leeds to Anfield in the EFL Cup. Playmaker Philippe Coutinho is out for six weeks, while the likes of Adam Lallana, Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino are all carrying knocks. Tonight’s other game is at the K-Com Stadium, where Hull entertain Championship leaders, Newcastle.  Both games kick off at 7.45.last_img

Durham pair win at last Ð after 27 years

first_img “We’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been good,” said the 12-handicapper. “It gets people together, you get to meet new people and it’s just been fun.” Click here for full scores The clincher was Rob’s fifth birdie of the day, which he holed from about 30ft on the 18th and he said: “We are really over the moon, we have never won anything playing together.”  The popular competition – which is run by England Golf – was played for the first time last year and the Kings were third. Then it was their turn to lose out on countback when they just missed second place.  The pair, from Eaglescliffe Golf Club, took up golf together 27 years ago after Rob had a knee operation and had to give up football and cricket. Back then they played together a lot, but over the years they’ve developed their own golfing circles so they jumped at the chance to have a competitive outing.  “I liked the family theme of this competition and I wanted to come and play with my dad,” said Rob, who is an 11-handicapper. John plays off 18, at the age of 75, and manages to fit in three to four rounds a week.  Fifth place went to Yorkshire’s Jenny Davies and her daughter, Jo, (Bondhay) who were in the first group out on the course. They were among five pairs from Bondhay who entered the competition. “We’re a very family oriented club,” said Jenny, who won England Golf’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award.  Image copyright Leaderboard Photography Despite missing out on the top prize, Lewis Hunt, 16, had the compensation of recording the best score of his career to date.  He was seven-under par on his own ball, with five birdies and a chip-in eagle, but Robert also played his part in the score.  “Dad was backing me up,” said Lewis, who started with two consecutive birdies.  “I liked the family theme of this competition and I wanted to come and play with my dad,” said Rob, who is an 11-handicapper. John plays off 18, at the age of 75, and manages to fit in three to four rounds a week.  Fourth were Rupert Pilgrim and his 12-year-old daughter Jess (Harewood Downs/Harewood Artisans, Buckinghamshire). Rupert holed a very important putt on 18 for their total, but he insisted: “I probably scored on four holes, Jess was stunning.” She’s certainly on great form having cut her handicap by four to 15 over the last two weeks.  The popular competition – which is run by England Golf – was played for the first time last year and the Kings were third. Then it was their turn to lose out on countback when they just missed second place.  Click here for full scores “We’ve really enjoyed it, it’s been good,” said the 12-handicapper. “It gets people together, you get to meet new people and it’s just been fun.” More countbacks were required to separate the next three groups who all tied on 45 points. Third place went to another father and son combination, David and Darrel Edwards of Stafford Castle, who love family golf. “My dad introduced me to golf and to our golf club 29 years ago and he was president when I was captain in 2011,” said Darrel.  3 Sep 2017 Durham pair win at last Ð after 27 years Fourth were Rupert Pilgrim and his 12-year-old daughter Jess (Harewood Downs/Harewood Artisans, Buckinghamshire). Rupert holed a very important putt on 18 for their total, but he insisted: “I probably scored on four holes, Jess was stunning.” She’s certainly on great form having cut her handicap by four to 15 over the last two weeks.  The clincher was Rob’s fifth birdie of the day, which he holed from about 30ft on the 18th and he said: “We are really over the moon, we have never won anything playing together.”  He took up golf when he was 11, encouraged by his dad, and now plays off three and is in the Yorkshire boys’ B squad. Father and son (Burstwick) often practice together but it’s at least three years since they played together in competition – so Robert grabbed the chance to enter this tournament.  They scored 48 points on the Thonock Park course at PING’s Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire, pipping Yorkshire father and son, Robert and Lewis Hunt, by virtue of their better back nine.  Fifth place went to Yorkshire’s Jenny Davies and her daughter, Jo, (Bondhay) who were in the first group out on the course. They were among five pairs from Bondhay who entered the competition. “We’re a very family oriented club,” said Jenny, who won England Golf’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award.  Despite missing out on the top prize, Lewis Hunt, 16, had the compensation of recording the best score of his career to date.  He was seven-under par on his own ball, with five birdies and a chip-in eagle, but Robert also played his part in the score.  Durham father and son John and Rob King snatched victory on countback in the  PING Family Fourball Betterball – and claimed their first win together in 27 years of playing golf. He took up golf when he was 11, encouraged by his dad, and now plays off three and is in the Yorkshire boys’ B squad. Father and son (Burstwick) often practice together but it’s at least three years since they played together in competition – so Robert grabbed the chance to enter this tournament.  “Dad was backing me up,” said Lewis, who started with two consecutive birdies.  The pair, from Eaglescliffe Golf Club, took up golf together 27 years ago after Rob had a knee operation and had to give up football and cricket. Back then they played together a lot, but over the years they’ve developed their own golfing circles so they jumped at the chance to have a competitive outing.  Durham father and son John and Rob King snatched victory on countback in the  PING Family Fourball Betterball – and claimed their first win together in 27 years of playing golf. They scored 48 points on the Thonock Park course at PING’s Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire, pipping Yorkshire father and son, Robert and Lewis Hunt, by virtue of their better back nine.  Durham pair win at last – after 27 years  More countbacks were required to separate the next three groups who all tied on 45 points. Third place went to another father and son combination, David and Darrel Edwards of Stafford Castle, who love family golf. “My dad introduced me to golf and to our golf club 29 years ago and he was president when I was captain in 2011,” said Darrel.  Tags: Durham, Gainsborough Golf Club, PINGlast_img read more