Tottenham Hotspur journalist and reliable source Alasdair Gold has shared an update on the club’s chances of signing Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha.
The Lowdown: Zaha set to leave?
Many sides abroad are also interested in Zaha who has been on fire for Palace under Patrick Vieira this season.
The Ivory Coast international has racked up six goals and two assists in 13 league starts for the Eagles but they could risk losing him.
When asked if Spurs have a chance of signing Zaha for manager Antonio Conte, reporter Gold of football.london shared a message for Lilywhites supporters.
The Latest: Gold shares Zaha transfer update…
Speaking in a Q&A, Gold claims it is unlikely but you can ‘never say never’ considering Ivan Perisic did break the mould of Tottenham only going for younger players.
Refusing to completely rule out a move, the journalist also states that Zaha’s contract situation will be ‘attractive’ for sporting director Fabio Paratici.
He explained (via football.london):
“His contract situation will make him attractive for Tottenham with just six months remaining, but at 30-years-old he’s edging away from being the usual profile of signing they’d go for, especially with the contract he would require.
“Ivan Perisic did break away from that mould which means you can never say never, but when it comes to Premier League free transfers foreign clubs often hold the advantage because they can speak to players from January.”
The Verdict: Make the move?
Zaha, labelled ‘unplayable‘ by former top flight defender James Collins, will require significant wages but his quality and the fact Spurs opted for Perisic means you cannot completely discount this transfer.
As per WhoScored, the forward would certainly be worth a potential swoop if foreign sides don’t get there first, especially considering he is Palace’s highest-rated player by average match rating.
His proven English top flight quality would provide Conte with an alternative attacking dimension and seriously excite fans.
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