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Townsend believes Zaha is still committed to Palace

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Wilfried Zaha wanted a summer move away from Crystal Palace, but he’s set to stay for at least one more season with his club.

Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha wanted to leave English Premier League side Crystal Palace over the summer.

But in the end, he’s set to stay for at least one more season with his club.

And for Andros Townsend, this means he will stay committed to his team.

“It is massive Wilf is still here,” Townsend was quoted saying according to Goal.

“Any side in the Premier League would like him. The fact we are able to keep him again is great for the club. It gave everyone a big boost once the window closed.”

Townsend added: “You saw that extra enthusiasm and energy in our performance. Hopefully, we can build on this performance and have a positive start to the season.”

“It has been the same ever since I have been here. He has been the difference for us whether it has been fighting relegation or going for the top 10.”

“You saw when he came on he gave us an extra dimension. He is a massively important player for us. Any club in the Premier League would be lucky to have a player of his ability,” he said.

“That [his commitment] was never in doubt. He loves his football, he loves Crystal Palace. You saw on social media, he loves playing football – whether it is in his back garden practicing with his dad or his cousins or his brother.”