There could be major roadblocks in West Ham’s attempt to sign a former Premier League superstar this Summer.

When asked, many struggle to pinpoint exactly what ‘the West Ham way’ is, Sam Allerdyce being extremely vocal about it. However, there is one thing that it certainly involves: signing brilliant players when they are past their best. They’ve done it with Zabaleta, Evra, Ian Wright and so many more. 

Despite this being a new era in East London, old habits die hard and they are reportedly interested in signing former Crystal Palace star Wilfred Zaha, according to Tavkim. The Ivorian may have never reached the heights that were expected of him, but there is no doubt that he was a sensational player that carried the weight of Palace on his back.

Given how little depth they have, the left wing is certainly a position they need to add to and even more so if they do end up selling Lucas Paqueta.

Unfortunately, securing Zaha’s signature will be anything but easy due to a couple of reasons. Firstly, his club Galatasaray are expected to demand a significant sum for the 31 year old. He is under contract in Turkey until 2026 and is obviously a pivotal player for the club.

Secondly, his wage demands are expected to be extremely high despite playing in a smaller league and being in a decline.

As a backup option, Zaha would be an excellent addition and, depending on how he performs, could even break into the starting XI regularly. However, his wages and fee could be better spent elsewhere, particularly on a world-class Paqueta replacement.

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