The 27-year old tried to move away from Selhurst Park by even turning in a transfer request, but all proved futile as bids made by the Toffees as well as Arsenal were rejected with the Eagles wanting in the region of £80 million for their priced asset.
He has once again been making headlines in the ongoing January window, with Chelsea heavily linked and the player reportedly changing agents to ensure it sticks this time.
“And if you see our numbers then you know it is not realistic for Everton to buy a player for £60m, £70m, £80m.
“So that kind of expectation is sometimes a different kind of expectation for fans and it is not realistic and we have to manage that.
"Of course, we want to get the best players but we have to be realistic if you see our numbers.”
Zaha has featured 22 times in the Premier League this season, scoring three goals and providing a further three assists.
Roy Hodgson’s men occupy ninth spot on the log and are unbeaten in the top-flight stretching back to Boxing Day, winning once and drawing three times.