Hodgson: I wanted to sign Zaha for West Brom
Hodgson is confident Zaha will pledge his future to England and reckons he is in the squad on merit.
He said: "He was a target for West Brom when I was manager there.
"We followed him and I know the type of player he is, the qualities that he brings. When an opportunity arose with a gap in our squad, it was the obvious thing to ask him to come in."