Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been embroiled in a fraudulent rental scheme, reports The Sun.
Zaha is one of the most renowned players outside of the Premier League top six, having dragged Crystal Palace to glory on countless occasions over the years.
However, the Ivorian has found himself implicated in an off-the-pitch scandal relating to a company named ‘ZO’ in which Zaha previously made an investment.
The allegations are detailed by The Sun, with the company accused of sub-letting without consent and failure to pass rent money onto the property owners.
As a result, the tenants of seven flats in a West London complex are understood to be facing eviction.
As is mentioned in the report, Zaha is understood to be surprised by the situation and had no prior knowledge of what was going on behind the scenes.
The business owner is said to be on the run, with the aforementioned alleged offences said to be his alleged wrongdoing, rather than Zaha’s.
It’s not entirely clear how involved Zaha was in the business, or whether this is merely one of several ventures that he has involved himself in.
Either way, it’s unwanted bad press for a player who is relatively popular among Premier League football fans.