Former Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway thinks Wilfried Zaha wants to set “the record straight” with a move this summer.
The ex-Manchester United winger has handed in a transfer request at Selhurst Park as he looks to force a move away from the club.
There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the Ivory Coast international with Arsenal and Everton the main interested parties.
Palace chairman Steve Parish has made it clear he wants forward Zaha to stay and he is believed to have have rejected Everton’s recent offer of £70million-plus two players.
And Holloway thinks Zaha wants a move away from the Eagles because he wants to prove that he can still cut it at the top level despite his nightmare time at Man Utd.
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Holloway told Sky Sports: “He’s a joy. An absolute joy. He’s a little bit late sometimes, but I found him an absolute joy.
“He’s 26, he’s got to be thinking about going. When I was there, I said ‘don’t go now, don’t go now’ and he wanted to go so I got him to United and borrowed him back, but I don’t want people to see that as a failure.
“No disrespect to David Moyes, but Sir Alex Ferguson would’ve got him believing in himself and could’ve afforded to teach him like he taught Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I think Wilf wants to try to put the record straight and get a move, he started scoring last season – he’s a wonderful player.”