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Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs insider backs surprise move for Wilfried Zaha

Tottenham Hotspur: Spurs insider backs surprise move for Wilfried Zaha -Tottenham Hotspur News

Tottenham Hotspur insider John Wenham has backed the club to make a move that ‘hasn’t been spoken about’ in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.

The Lowdown: Previous Zaha links

Antonio Conte will be looking to strengthen his squad with multiple new additions ahead of the start of the new Premier League season as the Lilywhites prepare for a highly-anticipated return to the Champions League.

The Eagles forward meanwhile was an integral part of Patrick Vieira’s starting XI this campaign with 37 appearances across all competitions, but only has 12 months remaining on his contract at Selhurst Park.

With Spurs having previously tried to secure the 29-year-old’s signature, there’s always a chance that a club might go back in for one of their former transfer targets, and Football Insider’s Spurs source believes the Lilywhites could do just that.

The Latest: Wenham backs Spurs interest

Football Insider’s Wenham predicts that Zaha will leave Palace in the coming weeks and believes that Tottenham could be keen to make a move.

“I was going through a list of players with one year left on their contracts.

“Tottenham are looking for a wide forward, someone they have tried to sign on numerous occasions before is Wilfried Zaha.

“He has one year left at Palace. He scored 14 or 15 goals every season. He might want to push to get out and play Champions League football.

“I think he would be more likely of a signing than someone like Allan Saint-Maximin at Newcastle.

“It hasn’t been spoken about yet, this is just me looking at a list of players who have one year left on their current contracts.

“I think Zaha will leave Palace this summer. He has done his time there. I think he has promised them he will stay one more year for the past few seasons.

“With a year left on his contract, I just wonder if that will interest Tottenham.”

The Verdict: Time for a new challenge?

Zaha has been with the Eagles for seven years now and so might feel like it’s time for a new challenge, and if he does, Spurs could prove to be an ideal destination in the next stage of his career.

The Ivory Coast international, who was once dubbed an “incredible” player by Palace chairman Steve Parish, not only bagged himself 14 top-flight goals this term, but generally was a major threat in the final third even when not hitting the back of the net, having averaged 2.3 dribbles, 2.1 shots and 1.4 key passes per game, via WhoScored.

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With Conte crying out for a new attacking addition to provide competition and backup for Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, Zaha is a player who Tottenham should definitely keep an eye on as his contract ticks down.

In other news… Alasdair Gold has now shared a ‘positive update’ for Spurs supporters.

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