Crystal Palace lost club legend Wilfried Zaha on a free transfer in the summer as the winger joined Galatasaray, but he has not had the easiest start at his new club.
The Turkish side pulled off a coup as they managed to lure Zaha and a number of other top-flight stars such as Hakim Ziyech and Mauro Icardi to the club this summer, and they are currently unbeaten with nine wins from their first ten league games.
However, Zaha’s start at Galatasaray has not been plain sailing, and he has been overshadowed by a former Premier League flop who also moved this summer.
Zaha overshadowed at Galatasaray
Turkish outlet Sporx has now claimed that Zaha has been outshone by Davinson Sanchez, who joined from Spurs this summer after a few poor years in North London.
Sanchez has been exceptional in Turkey and has relegated Victor Nelsson to a bench role. His arrival has been the most impressive of them all, whilst Kenny Tete, Cedric Bakambu and Ziyech have been disappointing.
Zaha’s adaptation to Turkish football.
When the 30-year-old arrived in Istanbul this summer, he was carrying an injury which prevented him from starting the season fully fit.
Having spent the vast majority of his career at Selhurst Park, it was always going to take him time to settle and adapt to a new side, especially given his injury and the high squad turnover at his club.