Wilfried Zaha happy at Crystal Palace but would not be afraid of future move

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Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha says he is mature enough to handle a move to a big club but believes Palace match his ambition as a player

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha says he is happy at the club but would not rule out a move to a bigger club if the opportunity came along in the future.

Zaha has scored eight goals in 27 matches for Roy Hodgson's side this season, with his impressive form in recent matches key to Palace's climb up the Premier League table and away from the relegation zone.

That has led to talk of him moving in the summer but Zaha insists he is not planning on leaving south London at present.

Wilfried Zaha celebrates after he scoring Crystal Palace's opening goal against Leicester City at Selhurst Park
Image: Wilfried Zaha was on target in Crystal Palace's 5-0 drubbing of Leicester

"There's always going to be speculation. I am just trying to keep my head down, play my football," he told Sky Sports News.

"I am enjoying my football and I am contracted at Palace. I don't really see myself anywhere [else]."

Zaha joined Manchester United in an ill-fated move in 2013, making just two appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson before he returned to Palace in a permanent deal two years later.

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But the Ivory Coast international says his previous experience of playing for one of the big hitters of the game would not put him off another big-money move at some time in the future.

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"I moved away when I was 19, 20, Whatever happened before happened and I have grown mentally," he added.

"So that won't scare me, if I get the opportunity to move away eventually, that will not scare me because of what happened in the past.

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"I feel like I'm a different person and a different player. I am a very ambitious person. I feel like I am a good player."

Zaha was speaking at the Best of Africa Awards in London on Monday night.

Crystal Palace play Stoke at the Bet 365 Stadium on Saturday. Coverage begins on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League at 11:30am.

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