Wilfried Zaha has admitted that he is ready to leave Crystal Palace in order to play UEFA Champions League football.
The 26-year-old is contracted at Selhurst Park until 2023 but has enjoyed another fine season, scoring eight goals and providing three assists in the Premier League.
However, after another strong performance, the Ivory Coast attacker seems intent securing another opportunity to play for a Champions League club in the near future.
"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," he told the Daily Mail.
"For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies. I'm blessed to have come this far in my playing career. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer.
"I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that's it. And I'll do the rest."
Zaha is a regular in rumours, being linked with the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Despite selling Zaha back to Palace after just a year in their ranks, United are considered to be the frontrunners to land their former player.
Palace fended off interest in talisman Zaha last summer, persuading him to sign a £130,000-a-week, five-year deal that made him their highest earner. As a result, it is going to take a hefty offer, well above £50million, before Palace do business.
Zaha has been on fire for Palace this season, having scored eight goals in 30 Premier League games. The winger has won six penalties this campaign, more than any other player in the league.
(Featured Image: Facebook/Wilfried Zaha)
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