Ex-Palace boss Hart says Arsenal, Liverpool target Zaha Premier League class

Paul Hart is convinced Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha can make it in the Premier League.

Paul Hart is convinced Crystal Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha can make it in the Premier League.

Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are all chasing the England U21 international.

Hart, who is now Charlton Athletic's academy director, believes Zaha has the pace and strength required to thrive at the top.

"I do. I think he's got great attributes – he's still got a lot to learn, I imagine he would say that, but there's enough of a basis there to say he could do very well. In the short time from April, when I last saw him, to September [playing against the senior Charlton side] there was a definite difference. He's grown from a young man's body into a man's body. He was more muscular," he told the Guardian.

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