There are a lot of players out there in this transfer market that would command a £70 million fee to prise them from their club. Unfortunately, Wilfried Zaha is not one of them, although Crystal Palace seem to think he is. According to The Daily Mail, the price tag is putting long-term admirers, Spurs off of the Ivorian as they explore cheaper alternatives.
#thfc are monitoring Wilfried Zaha but are looking at alternatives after Crystal Palace told them he will cost £70M. [Daily Mail]
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 9, 2018
Zaha is a very talented player who brings goals, assists, creativity and an outlet. He’s capable of going one vs one against defenders and breaking down deep blocks, that would come in very handy if he were to be plying his trade at a top club, however, it looks like he won’t get the opportunity to play for a top club as Palace are pricing him out of a move. Reports have previously suggested he’s happy at Selhurst Park and that’s probably best given his price tag.
Borussia Dortmund, Everton and Spurs are all taking an interest in the player, although with such a ludicrous fee demanded, it’s likely he’ll be a Palace player past the summer transfer deadline day. Instead, Spurs and other clubs will be forced to look at other options. The likes of Malcom from Bordeaux will be viable options that the Lilywhites will have to look at in the coming weeks.
The thoughts of the Spurs fans on Zaha are below:
LOL. Zaha? Lucas Moura is better than him.
— halwin esa ikrar d (@halwin_esaa) July 9, 2018
Dude for 70m we should get the whole club not one player
— J J L (@ToDareIsToDo04) 9 July 2018
Zaha is good. He's not £70M good. Pass.
— Colin Noonan (@colinnoonan89) July 9, 2018
We dont want to buy the club.
— jonedher67 (@jonedher67) July 9, 2018
Yea, cheaper alternatives no doubt
— Pete Clarke (@petejclarke81) 9 July 2018
— Slippers (@adanUnleashed) 9 July 2018
As you can see, no sane Tottenham fan is okay with seeing their club splash £70 million on Wilfried Zaha.