Will PSG try to land Wilfried Zaha on a free transfer?

Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace, PSG
Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace, PSG / Richard Heathcote/GettyImages

Crystal Palace is coming off a mediocre season in which they finished 11th in the English Premier League. On top of that, their best player might leave the club on a free with his deal expiring by the end of June. Could PSG be on the verge of offering Wilfried Zaha a deal he cannot refuse?

Luis Campos, known for his fondness for free agents, has set his sights on Wilfried Zaha. In what could turn into an intriguing battle for his signature with many clubs across Europe interested in the forward, PSG have wasted no time and has already already approached the Eagles phenom.

It's worth remarking how PSG have already secured three signings, including two upcoming free agents in Milan Skriniar and Marco Asensio (as well as Manuel Ugarte for €60m).

Luis Campos, in charge of reshaping PSG's squad, is actively exploring options to keep adding talented players to the roster. Following rumors involving attacking options such as Victor Osimhen, Harry Kane, and Marcus Thuram (also a free agent), the latest name to hit the rumor mill is Wilfried Zaha.

The Ivorian international, whose contract with Crystal Palace is about to expire in a matter of weeks, is poised to seek a new adventure this offseason away from London once he becomes a free agent.

The latest reports from Le Parisien suggest that PSG have entered the race to secure his services. Discussions have already taken place in recent days, started by Luis Campos. A "long-time admirer" of the 30-year-old striker, Campos perceives Zaha as "an excellent opportunity" to be pursued by PSG. It's believed Campos thinks Zaha "posses the explosive qualities that the capital club has lacked" of late.

However, PSG faces competition in their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha. Saudi club Al-Nassr (Cristiano Ronaldo's team) are also showing strong interest in the player, although Zaha reportedly favors a European destination for the next phase of his career while still playing at his peak. Fabrizio Romano has echoed this information on his personal Twitter account and newsletter in the past few days.

It's been reported that Luis Campos has positioned himself in the race for Zaha's signature, as well as in the pursuit of Marcus Thuram, both available on a free transfer with their respective deals expiring by the end of June.

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PSG's immediate objective is to finalize these two acquisitions in the coming days before potentially targeting a marquee signing in the same area, with players like Victor Osimhen or Harry Kane on their radar, though there is also the cheap-budget option of just keep on adding free agents to the side instead of ponying up the big bucks to land top-tier and elite-level talents with overpriced t