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Forget Zaha: Tottenham must sign this £27m-rated attacker to become title-contenders next season

The Tottenham Hotspur fans are feeling positive in the Transfer Tavern due to both their side’s excellent run of form in recent weeks and their January acquisition of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side have gathered plenty of positive momentum in recent weeks as they build up ahead of steam moving into the business end of the season. Tottenham will be hoping to continue their run in the Premier League to ensure they achieve a top-four finish this season whilst also pursuing their ultimate ambition of lifting the Champions League this season.

Tottenham were given a mid-season boost to their ambitions for the season at the end of January as they confirmed the signing of Lucas Moura who has become surplus to requirements at PSG towards the end of his career, but according to The Daily Mirror, Spurs remain in the market for further attacking talent in wide positions.

The British media outlet have claimed that Pochettino remains interested in bringing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha to the club in a deal which would cost the club in excess of £50 million.

Zaha has been in excellent form for The Eagles this season and his flair in the final-third has often been their solitary source of attacking inspiration, but the extortionate price tag should certainly deter Tottenham from making a bid.

Within the Premier League there are plenty of quality wide-players who would represent better value for money than Zaha, especially Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez who looks destined to depart The King Power this summer.

Mahrez (valued at £27 million by Transfermarkt) has consistently proven himself as one of the standout performers in the English top-flight in recent years, and he has more than earned a transfer to a top-four side with his breathtaking ability to carve open defences with his dazzling dribbling and wide range of passing.

The Algerian ace was close to departing Leicester for Manchester City in January, but a transfer never materialised despite intense speculation on deadline day. However, the acrimonious ending to the transfer window seems to have tarnished Mahrez’s relationship with the club, so Tottenham should do everything they can to prise him away from Leicester at the end of the season instead of pursuing the overpriced Zaha.

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