Crystal Palace becomes first PL club to work with GambleAware

Crystal Palace becomes first PL club to work with GambleAware

Manchester City have former Manchester United winger turned Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha in their sights as they look to add several signings to their title-winning squad this summer, Mike McGrath of The Sun reports. Manchester City crowned Premier League champions, as they lead Jose Mourinho second-placed United by 16 points with five games each to play.

The Sun adds that the former France U21 global is keen to return to the Premier League having spent the 2013/14 season in the top flight with Cardiff City.

English Premier League club, Crystal Palace FC, have announced that they will take part in a GambleAware initiative created to address gambling-related harm within football, becoming the first Premier League club to do so.

It remains to be seen, however, whether a move to Selhurst Park will depend on Roy Hodgson's side avoiding relegation to the Championship this season.

Zaha, 25, is valued at around £50million and has previously been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium, with Pep Guardiola thought to be a fan of the speedy Ivory Coast worldwide.

Speaking about the initiative on the clubs website, Crystal Palace Chairman, Steve Parish, said: "As a Premier League club, we recognise our responsibility of helping promote safe and responsible gambling".

Since switching global allegiances from England to Ivory Coast, Zaha has become an important player for his country, gaining experience that has perhaps helped him at club level.