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Tottenham should be putting all of their transfer efforts into signing Zaha before August 9th

Tottenham should be putting all of their transfer efforts into signing Zaha before August 9th

Tottenham had a good season last season, but silverware still eludes the North London outfit. Mauricio Pochetinno will have spent his summer plotting how to bring silverware to the new-look White Hart Lane. 

Pochetinno has kept faith with his talented squad, and not strengthened too much for two seasons. It is easy to see why, as they have excellent talent running throughout the squad.

This was proved as they beat eventual Champions League winners Real Madrid at Wembley, convincingly.

However, the problem of getting over the line to win silverware remains for Spurs. They are perhaps one quality addition from getting that first piece of silverware under their Argentine manager.

With that in mind, here is the one player they need to bring in ahead of deadline day…

The player Tottenham need to sign before deadline day, is Crystal Palace’s Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha. This is a deal which has seemed to drag on throughout the summer, as Zaha has been linked to numerous clubs, but it would be huge for Tottenham to land the Palace talisman before deadline day.

Crystal Palace value the explosive winger at £70m. He has rejected a new £125,000 per week contract at Selhurst Park, meaning his fete may lie away from SE25.

He is vitally important to Palace, he missed the start of the season through injury, in which Crystal Palace lost all of their opening seven fixtures without scoring. He created an incredible 47 chances for the Eagles in the Premier League last season.

Creating chances for lethal finishers like Harry Kane, alongside real creative talent in the Spurs team, he could shine as he did at Crystal Palace. He did not get a real chance in his spell at Manchester United, so it is untested just how effective he would be in a top-four side.

Mauricio Pochetinno should meet the valuation and land the winger, £70M is not cheap, but he could take Tottenham to the next level.

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