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Zaha signs new five-year deal at Palace

Zaha signs new five-year deal at Palace
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Fulham v Crystal Palace - Craven Cottage, London, Britain - August 11, 2018 Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley   -   Copyright  JOHN SIBLEY(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Wilfried Zaha has signed a new five-year contract with Crystal Palace to extend his stay at Selhurst Park until 2023, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

British media reported the 25-year-old forward agreed a new deal worth 130,000 pounds ($165,360) per week, making him the highest-paid player at the club.

The Ivorian international netted a career-high nine league goals and made three assists to help Palace secure an 11th-place finish last season after a disastrous start.

Zaha, who had an unhappy season at Manchester United in 2013-14 before returning to Palace, had been linked with potential moves to Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur during the transfer window but no deal materialised.

“Wilf grew up a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park from the age of four, and has been with the club since he was 12,” Palace chairman Steve Parish said in a statement.

“This agreement is yet another example of his lifelong commitment to the club, and our commitment to him. This is an amazing day for everyone here at Palace, our supporters and of course Wilf – and is richly deserved.”

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Keith Weir)

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