Crystal Palace set asking price for Arsenal and Man Utd to sign Wilfried Zaha

first_img Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Wilfried Zaha has told Crystal Palace he wants to leave (Picture: Getty)Crystal Palace will demand a fee of £100million if they are forced to sell Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to reports.Ivory Coast international Zaha enjoyed another productive season for Crystal Palace, scoring ten goals and making five assists to help the Eagles finish 12th in the Premier League.Zaha left Selhurst Park six years ago to join Manchester United but returned to Palace in 2015 following a disastrous spell at Old Trafford.The 26-year-old is a fan favourite at Crystal Palace but has reportedly told the south London club he wants to move to a Champions League club now the 2018-19 season has finished.ADVERTISEMENT Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Read More by Metro Top articles Advertisement 1/1 Crystal Palace set asking price for Arsenal and Man Utd to sign Wilfried Zaha About Connatix V67539 SPONSORED Read More Palace are reluctant to lose their star player, however, and The Telegraph say they want £100m on the table before they consider selling.AdvertisementAdvertisementPremier League giants Manchester United and Arsenal have both expressed interest in signing Zaha but will not be able to meet Palace’s requirements if they push for a deal.It is also claimed that Zaha would seriously consider joining a European club if the right opportunity presented itself.Borussia Dortmund are said to be keeping tabs on the forward and could see him as a direct replacement for Jadon Sancho, who has been linked with a number of elite teams.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man Citycenter_img Skip Ad Read More Read More Skip Video Settings 1 min. story Read More Coming Next Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterThursday 16 May 2019 4:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / PLAY last_img read more

Tim Duncan coaches Spurs with Gregg Popovich away; Twitter called for Becky Hammon

first_imgDuncan spoke with the media after the Spurs’ 104-103 victory. He said he was not working alone in the “big boy chair.””We’ve got Becky and Will and Mitch (Johnson); Mitch prepped the game for us,” Duncan said. “Becky and Will were making all the calls and I was the only one just standing there screaming at people, nonsensical stuff. We did it coach by committee and it could have been any one of us up there and we would have done exactly the same stuff.”Tim Duncan speaks on his first game as a head coach for the #Spurs. #NBATwitter— Jack Duffy (@JackDuffyTPL) March 4, 2020Before it was known that there would be a collaboration, those who thought Hammon should be in charge for the whole night had thoughts:Serious question: Why not Becky Hammon?— Eric Adelson (@eric_adelson) March 3, 2020I love Gregg Popovich. Love him. But he dropped the ball on this one. Correct call is Becky Hammon. Could have made history with most deserving coach.— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) March 3, 2020Becky Hammon: But I’ve been had more coaching experience than— Anthony (@Anthony23ak) March 3, 2020So does Becky Hammon become the de facto head coach if Tim Duncan gets thrown out tonight? 🧐👀🤔— Noah Magaro-George (@N_Magaro) March 3, 2020I thought Becky Hammon was next up? Timmy only been there 5 minutes.— G (@garymbo) March 3, 2020Is…is Becky Hammon invisible or something?— TJ Macías (@Pocket_Siren) March 3, 2020 Tuesday’s Spurs-Hornets game doesn’t have a lot on the line. Both teams are on the fringes of the NBA playoff race, with the Spurs slightly closer to a berth.What makes this contest interesting, though, is who is calling the plays for San Antonio. It isn’t Gregg Popovich, who the Spurs announced is away tending to personal business. Instead, it’s assistant coach and franchise icon Tim Duncan.  Some people, at least on Twitter, wish assistant Becky Hammon had gotten the nod.MORE: G League coaching rant against officials results in two-game suspensionHammon is the NBA’s first full-time female assistant coach. She has been on Popovich’s staff since 2014 and has coached San Antonio’s Summer League squad three different times. Duncan, the Hall of Fame big man who played his entire 19-year career with the Spurs and Popovich, joined Pop’s staff this season.Duncan took over the team for part of a game in November when Popovich was ejected. Popovich’s postgame reasoning for choosing Duncan over top assistant Hammon — and not making Hammon the first female to coach in an NBA game — caused a stir.”I’m not here to make history,” he said in response to a question about Hammon (per The Washington Post). It was also reported that Duncan had scouted the Spurs’ opponent that night, the Trail Blazers.Twitter outsiders speculated Tuesday that there may have been a similar reasoning for Duncan coaching against the Hornets, that he may have scouted them. One thing that wasn’t brought up initially: Duncan became a college basketball legend at Wake Forest, about two hours up the road from Charlotte in Winston-Salem. Was this a homecoming deal?There was more confusion later regarding who would deal with media after the game:Hearing Becky Hammon could be addressing media post-game. Either Hammon or Hardy, but not Tim.— Tom Orsborn (@tom_orsborn) March 3, 2020(“Hardy” is Spurs assistant Will Hardy.)last_img read more