Dunne: There is no way Palace winger is worth £20million

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MILLWALL defender Alan Dunne has dismissed suggestions that Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is worth £20million.

Eagles co-chairman Steve Parish made the astonishing claim earlier this week when asked about the 19-year-old's valuation.

And manager Dougie Freedman has since stated that he believes the England U21 star to be worth even more than that.



Scouts from Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City have all flocked to see Zaha in action this season, while Newcastle are said to be readying an £8million bid for him in January.

But Lions stalwart Dunne, speaking ahead of the South London derby between the two clubs on Saturday, believes the £20m asking price is extremely unrealistic.

"There's no way a player who has only ever played Championship football is worth that much," he said. "You could go and get a quality player from Spain for much lexapro generic tablets less than that.



"I think they've thrown that figure out there in the hope they get £15m. If they said £11m he would probably go for seven or eight. It's all mind games and that's just how it works."

Zaha has scored four goals in his last two matches, a purple patch that has helped propel Palace into the Championship top six, but Dunne insists he is not the Eagles' only danger man.

"He is a dangerous player and he is in form," he said. "We have to lock him up on the day because you can't give players of that quality time on the ball or allow them to run at you.

"But Palace have got two very good wingers in Zaha and Yannick Bolasie, plus there's Glen Murray who's on fire and just got named Player of the Month."

Alex Aldridge

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