The Lowdown: Zaha set to leave
Zaha’s current deal with Crystal Palace is set to expire in June 2023, opening the door for a move away from Selhurst Park in the near future.
Spurs did explore the possibility of a move for the 30-year-old in the latter stages of the last transfer window, but it failed to materialise, and they may now be in a race with plenty of other Premier League suitors for his signature.
There is a great deal of interest from English clubs, with London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal also named as potential destinations, while the likes of Marseille and Borussia Dortmund headline the interested parties abroad.
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Any deal is not likely to transpire until the end of the season, but it is claimed that Tottenham are now plotting a move for the former Manchester United man, who it is detailed that Mauricio Pochettino tried to sign twice during his reign as manager.
The Verdict: Make it happen
The opportunity to sign a player with the quality of Zaha on a free transfer does not come around too often, and although there is set to be a lot of competition, Spurs could be a tempting proposition, given that they are on track to qualify for the Champions League again.
Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has insisted that the winger is ‘incredible‘, while ex-teammate Andros Townsend believes he ‘deserves to be playing at the highest level’, and he has finally got his opportunity to do so.
While he could flourish even more in a better team, the £130k-per-week earner has impressed considerably for the Eagles in his extended stay since rejoining in 2015, striking a minimum of ten league goals in three of his last four campaigns, and well on course to do so this term, having scored six already.
Tottenham are already blessed with an array of options in attack, but the Palace forward’s dribbling ability is unmatched, averaging 2.35 per 90 minutes over the past year, compared to a figure of 1.21 posted by Son Heung-min, and 1.87 from Dejan Kulusevski.
With no transfer fee required, a move for Zaha makes perfect sense, and Tottenham should prioritise finally getting a deal over the line for their long-term target in the summer.
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