PETER RAMAGE says the quicker Wilfried Zaha's future is sorted out - whether it's away from Selhurst Park or not - the easier it will be for the club to concentrate on gaining promotion.
However, should the 20-year-old go, the defender says that Zaha could cope with the Premier League and expects him to go straight to the top.
"I think everybody would just like it resolved sooner rather than later," Ramage told Advertiser Sport.
"The best thing for the club and for Wilf is to get the best deal possible if he is going.
"With all the speculation around him, he hasn't let it affect him and he's just been the same old Wilf in training.
"He's one of our main assets and the way he's been playing in the last couple of weeks, you're expecting the big boys to come sniffing.
"It's no surprise they have done, but I think he would like to get it sorted so he knows what he's going to be doing and we can all concentrate on the second half of the season.
"I honestly believe if he keeps maturing and learning the way he is, he can go as far as he wants.
"The management and coaching staff have kept him level-headed and they've made him aware it's about the team and not himself.
"His feet are on the ground and he knows where he wants to go. He can go to the top.
"I don't see why he couldn't cope in the Premier League. He can go there and set the place alight."