Sam Allardyce says he will expect “a lot more” from Wilfried Zaha if the Crystal Palace winger signs a new bumper contract at the club.
“I think it is in negotiation, but I don’t know how far it’s gone and I certainly don’t know what the figures are,” said Allardyce before Sunday’s trip to Zaha’s former club, Manchester United.
“The figures that have been bandied about in the papers I would have thought they have been hugely exaggerated as they are always because it probably came from the agent.
“He loves Palace. As a youngster he has been brought up here, had a brief spell at Manchester United, came back, flourishing, getting a lot of publicity and, of course, with a bigger contract there is a bigger responsibility.
“So when he gets the bigger contract I will be expecting a lot more than I am already getting which is saying something because I am getting an awful lot now.”