Jeffers offers advice to Palace starlet Zaha over next move

Former Everton and Arsenal striker Francis Jeffers has offered advice to Crystal Palace whizkid Wilfried Zaha as he considers his next move.

Former Everton and Arsenal striker Francis Jeffers has offered advice to Crystal Palace whizkid Wilfried Zaha as he considers his next move.

As 20-year-old Zaha look to build on his first ­England cap, 31-year-old Jeffers is searching for a club – nine years after scoring on his one and only international appearance against ­Australia.

Jeffers told the Sunday ­Mirror: “I remember all the headlines about me when I made my debut for Everton and then when I started scoring some goals. It brings it all back when lads like Sterling and Zaha are being talked about.

“My biggest piece of ­advice would be to keep your family close and only listen to the people you really trust. I’m sure my mum and dad had agents offering them houses and all sorts to try to get me to sign with them. But, ­fortunately, they shielded me away from it all.

“I remember sitting in a house in London, where I didn’t know ­anyone, after I had joined Arsenal.

“I wasn’t in the team and I just thought ‘I should be back with my family’.

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