Wilfried Zaha has admitted he wants to leave Crystal Palace in search of Champions League football.
Zaha only signed a new five-year contract last summer, becoming Palace’s highest-paid player.
But now the Ivory Coast forward has put a host of interested clubs on notice by targeting top-level European football as one of his chief career aims.
“I have to experience the Champions League. I just need the opportunity, that’s it, and I’ll do the rest,” Wilfried Zaha told the Daily Mail.
“It gives me goosebumps seeing the crowds, amazing stadiums.”
When I’m seeing players I think, ‘What would I do in that predicament?’”
“I feel I can get to that stage, with the confidence I have and belief in my ability. I should be there. I’m missing out. I don’t just want to be at home watching it.
“Real players, when the time comes, it’s that big stage, they’re the ones that step up. I want to be that player in the big game.
“I want to be competing at the highest level where there’s an opportunity to win trophies – that’s where I picture myself,” said Zaha.
“For me to be better, to achieve what I know I am capable of, I have to aim to play at the very highest level, to win trophies,’ he said.
“I’m blessed to have come this far in my playing career and I have so many people to thank for that. But I feel like there is so much more I have to offer.”