Wilfried Zaha continues to demonstrate the same commitment to Crystal Palace since his summertime exit that is failed, says Roy Hodgson.
Prior to the Premier League transfer window closed, the 26-year-old winger handed in a transfer request per day, Sky Sports News understands.
Hodgson claims Palace were prepared to permit Zaha to depart however Arsenal and Everton didn’t meet the Ivory Coast global’s #80m valuation.
Zaha, who has come through by the academy, has settled any preceding discontent with the club’s hierarchy within the transport saga and has since played in all four of Palace’s Premier League matches to date this season.
“With Wilf, I don’t believe anyone was thinking we definitely need to block him because we want our very best player still with us” Hodgson said.
“We understood that when a very major deal comes his way and also a much larger team than Crystal Palace want him, and he’s desperate to proceed, we are going to have to attempt to do some kind of deal.
“The unfortunate thing for Wilf is that offer didn’t come his way out of the sort of club that he would want. I believe Steve Parish has made it clear to Wilf and they have thrashed that facet of it out.
“Consequently it’s not a major issue for me with Wilf coming back, with approved the circumstance. As it was the way he works here is just the same. Since the very first day he’s been mature about that .”
Zaha could have become the second departure at the Eagles at summer time had he left Selhurst Park, after Aaron Wan-Bissaka joined Manchester United for #50m.
“It was a simple case with Aaron Wan-Bissaka,” Hodgson added.
“When it becomes apparent that this deal is dependent upon the table and he would like to proceed, you respond with much more expertise than you want when you are younger.”
Palace, that sit fourth in the Premier League table, visit with Tottenham on Saturday.