Zaha Tip to Make Fab Four

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Byline: JAMES MASTERS

CRYSTAL PALACE 0

BOLTON 0

CHAMPIONSHIP

DOUGIE FREEDMAN reckons Palace's wing wizard Wilfried Zaha would walk into any of the Premier League's top four.

The 20-year-old (above) has already been linked with both Manchester United and Arsenal - and is expected to land his dream move before the end of the month.

Former Palace boss Freedman, who quit to take over Bolton in October, said: "When I encouraged him to stay, it was probably after the first five or six games of the season.

"But Wilfried has surprised me. His performance levels keep on rising.

"His progression is that quick that not only can he go into a Premier League club right now, but he can go into a top-four team - and play."

Zaha burst into life in the second half when his fierce effort smashed the post.

Palace should have won when Zaha danced into the area and crossed, only for Glenn Murray to somehow poke the ball wide. …