"He is ours and I still believe he will be when the season begins".
The Ivory Coast worldwide scored four goals - including a brace in the 3-2 win over rivals Brighton - and registered an assist as Palace went unbeaten with two wins and two draws.
But the 25-year-old is loving life at his boyhood club and Hodgson is adamant that he'll still be a Crystal Palace player next season.
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This final outing, though, was all about Hodgson and regular match-winner Zaha, who broke the deadlock in the 70th minute from a Van Aanholt assist, the Netherlands worldwide doubling the advantage eight minutes later.
Provider for the opener, it was the left-back Van Aanholt who applied the finishing touch as he got on the end of a neat one-touch move, rounded Foster and squeezed the ball home to round off Palace's impressive end to the season.
The Daily Mirror say Zaha's displays for Palace have caught the attention of Pep Guardiola, who is determined to bolster his squad at City despite storming to the Premier League title.
The winger has recently become the first Palace player to be named the Premier League's player of the month since striker Andy Johnson won the award in 2004, and former Eagles midfielder and coach John Salako has insisted that Zaha must stay put in south London.
Eight minutes later, Van Aanholt then scored the goal he deserved by finishing a classy passing move.