Simon Jordan says Zaha could’ve played for Real Madrid had it not been for agent

Simon Jordan has claimed Wilfried Zaha could have played for Real Madrid – had he had an agent that would have "guided" his career better.

Zaha has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia with his contract set to expire in the summer. According to the Daily Mail, Zaha is wanted by Saudi side Al-Ittihad, and they are willing to pay him £9million-per-season.

And speaking about the move, Jordan, who is the former chairman of Crystal Palace, has claimed he could have achieved more in his career. Jordan said on talkSPORT: "Wilfried Zaha could have played for Real Madrid – he’s that good.

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"Who guided his career? Maybe if he had some ghastly individual like Kia Joorabchian rolling him around pushing him everywhere, then maybe he would get better opportunities."

Jordan continued: "Wilfried Zaha, I don’t think, should go to Saudi Arabia. I think I would much prefer him to operate at the highest level because I know he’s good enough.

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“If Wilfried Zaha is happy with his career, who are you, who am I, or who are all of these know-nothings about Wilfried Zaha’s view is, to tell him what he should or should not do. I give him a pass because I think, in this instance, he has a right to make a decision.”

Zaha's chance at a top club came in 2013 – when he left Palace for Manchester United as one of the first signings of the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era.

However, Zaha and David Moyes clashed at Old Trafford, and he struggled to ever establish himself for the Red Devils.


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