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Crystal Palace boss Vieira: I want Zaha to stay

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira hopes Wilfried Zaha resists a move away this summer.

While most of the talk in recent months has centred on the future of Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher, Palace have another key decision on the horizon.

Zaha is approaching the final 12 months of his contract and the Eagles could decide to cash in this summer or risk losing their top goalscorer for nothing.

Vieira pointed out: “Wilfried is a different scenario than Conor. Wilfried has been here for years and has a legacy in this football club.

“If he has to leave one day, nobody will ever forget what he achieved for this football club and I would love him to stay as long as he wants to stay, especially when he is performing the way he has been the last couple of months.

“When you talk about Crystal Palace, you talk about Wilfried Zaha and he's been doing fantastically well at this club.

“As a manager I'd love to keep him but he as well needs to want to be here. This season I think he's shown to everybody what this football club means to him, because he's been performing well and scoring goals.

“I believe he can still take himself to a different level and help the team to grow."

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