Wilfried Zaha is set to leave Crystal Palace at the end of the season, with Newcastle United and West Ham United interested.

Wilfried Zaha has just a few months left on his current contract, and he is unlikely to renew his contract with Crystal Palace. A report from Daily Star claims that Newcastle United and West Ham United are currently leading the race to sign the 30-year-old, and it remains to be seen where he ends up.

Zaha has proven himself to be a reliable Premier League winger, and he could prove to be a quality acquisition for both clubs, especially on a free transfer. He has been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea as well.

Newcastle need to add more cutting-edge and depth to their attack. The Magpies have drawn 11 Premier League games this season, and they will need to turn those draws into wins if they want to compete for major trophies.

Zaha will add pace, flair, and goals to the Newcastle United attack. He would also prove to be an upgrade on Allan Saint-Maximin. The French winger has been a useful signing for Newcastle, but his consistency issues are a concern. Zaha is certainly more consistent, and he could be a quality acquisition for Eddie Howe.

Crystal Palace’s main man (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, West Ham have struggled to create opportunities and score goals this season. Summer signing Gianluca Scamacca has been largely underwhelming, and experienced striker Michail Antonio has not been at his best either.

Bringing in someone like Zaha who will help open up defences will certainly help the other attackers at the club. West Ham have been overly reliant on players like Jarrod Bowen for goals and creativity this season, and David Moyes needs to bring in more options. It will be interesting to see if Zaha is willing to join West Ham at the end of the season.

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But a move to Newcastle is likely to be more attractive for the player. The Magpies are well-placed to secure Champions League qualification, and they have an ambitious project at their disposal. Zaha will want to play at a high level and compete for trophies. Newcastle certainly have the finances and the setup to help him achieve his ambitions.

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