Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has given Liverpool and Tottenham a boost in their pursuit of Wilfried Zaha by claiming he will let him go when the time is right.
Zaha is seen as Palace's next best prospect and is tipped to follow previous Eagles starlet Victor Moses into the Premier League, and he proved his credentials again on Tuesday night with both goals in Palace's 2-1 win over Wolves..
Scouts from many top-flight clubs have watched the 19-year-old in action for more than a year now and Newcastle wanted him back in the summer. Recently, Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has spoken of his admiration for Zaha but that only served to anger chairman Steve Parish.
Nevertheless, manager Freedman admits there will come a time when Zaha will have to move on - with Liverpool and Spurs already circling ahead of the transfer window re-opening.
"When he's ready and when I think he's ready to go to the right club, I will tap Wilfried on the shoulder and tell him I can’t help him any longer," Freedman said.
"It’s a little bit different with my kids, the relationship has been there a long time.
"Wilfried can play at the top level if he continues going with his movement, he’s got wonderful technique and ability. His all-round game is coming together."