English Premier League“Wilfred Zaha has a Neymar kind of ability”
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According to the former Crystal Palace team-mate, Yannick Bolasie, Wilfred Zaha is a player with immense skill and creativity on par with Neymar


During Bolasie’s time in Crystal Palace, the former team-mate formed a lethal attack with Zaha at Selhurst Park. The pair boosted pace and dribbling skills that made them a nightmare for defenders.

Zaha still plays for Crystal Palace and has often been linked with a big move away from the club. Recently, ex-Arsenal boss, Unai Emery wanted to sign Zaha but the club opted for his compatriot Nicolas Pepe instead.

Aside from Arsenal, the likes of Bayern and Tottenham have also shown interest in Zaha.

Despite Arsenal preferring Pepe over Zaha, Bolasie still believes his former team-mate has what it takes to play at the top level.  The former Crystal Palace player linked the forward as a skilled and creative footballer at par with the Brazilian Neymar JR.

He said, “I think I would have taught him some things. To be honest, some little things he would have taken from the book.”

“When I said Wilf has a Neymar kind of ability, people are like Nah, Nah, Nah. But then, they started looking and saying: Actually, he does.”

“Every season for me, he’s come out and proved he’s got better in different types of ways. He’s setting up teammates, people to score, releasing passes quicker than I’ve seen him release passes before.”

“I’m seeing an improvement in his whole game. He is not just this dribbler that everyone thinks he is. He can see a pass and a through ball.”

Bolasie left Crystal Palace for Everton in 2016 and is now on loan at Sporting Lisbon, following temporary spells with Aston Villa and Anderlecht. Despite his absence, he and Zaha remain very close.

It won’t be a surprise if the forward makes a big summer move.