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Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City, Newcastle & Spurs target doesn’t have to leave, claims Freedman

11:39 10 October 2012

Wilfried Zaha (right) was in brilliant form for Crystal Palace. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

Wilfried Zaha (right) was in brilliant form for Crystal Palace. Photo credit: Nick Potts/PA wire

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Transfer news: Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has told Wilfried Zaha to ignore the lure of the Premier League for now.

Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Newcastle and Tottenham are reported to be tracking the 19-year-old.

And Freedman insists that the club are under no pressure to sell a man who is on a long term contract.

“He’s got huge potential. He’s a wonderful, wonderful player but, better for myself, he’s a wonderful young man,” Freedman told talkSPORT.

“He knows exactly what his path is in football. He knows if he dedicates his life to football he can go a long, long way. The situation is he has got a long contract and I’ve been working with Wilfried Zaha since the age of 14 years old, so the relationship is strong.

“I’ve got a responsibility to not only the club’s fans but to Wilfried and his family to let them know when the time is right to move on. I strongly believe it is not right now.

“He is playing games, he is getting the attention he deserves and he is working at his game. Sometimes money talks in football but we’re at a club right now that is in no debt, we don’t owe any money, and we don’t have to sell.”

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