Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has admitted that Wilfried Zaha's future at Selhurst Park is out of his hands.
The Ivory Coast international has collected nine goals and eight assists in the Premier League this year, helping the Eagles to successfully fight off relegation. However, he is rumoured to be heading towards the exit door, with his electric performances catching the eye of a number of elite clubs across Europe.
Zaha recently signed a long-term contract with the club and was described by Hodgson as being happy in south London. Despite those positive signs, the coach has now revealed he is powerless to stop his star man leaving Palace in the upcoming transfer window.
When asked by the Mirror whether he could prevent Zaha's head from being turned by offers elsewhere, Hodgson stated: "
Hodgson went to explain why the 26-year-old could be tempted away from his boyhood team: "
"But the bottom line with Wilf is that he signed a long-term contract at the end of last season, he was well rewarded for that, he made it clear that his heart is with Crystal Palace and so we've got to make certain and hope that is the case and that we will keep him for the years to come."