In search of a new attacking star, OM would have set their sights on Wilfried Zaha, at the end of his contract at Crystal Palace, and would have submitted a first offer in the hope of convincing the Ivorian international.
While theABOUT of president Pablo Longoria hopes to convince Alexis Sanchez to stay, the Chilean veteran having signed for only one season (with a second optional), the leaders have obviously targeted Wilfried Zaha. The 30-year-old striker is at the end of his contract at Crystal Palacebut could be very, very expensive in terms of salary.
According The Guardian, the Marseille club offered a two-year contract to the Ivorian international, who is not having the best season of his career with the Eagles (7 goals and 3 assists in 28 matches). The Marseille offer would be much lower than that of Palace, who want to extend Zaha by offering him 200,000 pounds sterling (230,000 euros) per week.
Zaha wants to play CL
Longoria, on a mission to get back into balance (at the request of owner Frank McCourt), is unlikely to splurge on the ex-Manchester United player (he was playing right-winger at the time). A salary of €500,000 may have been offered. This is what Alexis Sanchez earns per month.
But Zaha wants to play in the Champions League for the first time in his career (he has never played a single European match) and OM could offer him this great opportunity, while making him one of the star players of the team. With or without Alexis Sanchez by his side.