Wilfried Zaha has “a Neymar kind of ability”, according to his former Crystal Palace team-mate Yannick Bolasie.
Zaha and Bolasie formed a formidable attacking partnership at Selhurst Park, their skilful dribbling providing no end of headaches for opposition defenders.
Zaha has frequently been linked with a move away from Palace, with Unai Emery recently admitting he wanted to sign him for Arsenal instead of Nicolas Pepe, and Bolasie seemingly believes his old partner in crime has the ability to play at the top level.
“I think I would have taught him some things, to be honest, some little things he would have taken from my book,” Bolasie told Palace’s official website. “When I said Wilf has a Neymar kind of ability, people were like: ‘Nah, nah, nah,’ but then they started looking and saying: ‘Actually, he does.’
“Every season for me, he’s come out and proved he’s got better. Just in different types of ways. He’s setting up teammates, setting up people to score, he’s releasing passes quicker than I’ve seen him release passes before.
“I’m seeing an improvement in his whole game, he’s not just this dribbler that everyone thinks he is; he can see a pass and a through ball.”