Levy must sanction £30m Spurs move for “game-changer” who Poch once likened to Ronaldo – opinion
Tottenham Hotspur have been tipped as a perfect landing spot for one Premier League star this week – and he’s been linked with a move to the club before…
What’s the word?
Speaking on talkSPORT’s ‘White and Jordan‘ show on Monday afternoon, former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan claimed that Spurs would be the ideal destination for Eagles winger Wilfried Zaha to elevate his game.
Would you sign Wilfried Zaha if he’s available for £30m?
Absolutely, he’s class!
No way, not needed!
“It hasn’t been a great season for Wilfried Zaha. Palace have a valuation for him I think is based on his talent. Some of the output he has given for Palace this season would not necessarily demand the same figure.
If you could get £60 million last year, you’re going to really struggle to get that now because his form hasn’t been what it was. He does want to go but I’m not entirely sure there’s a queue of clubs that will buy him.
I think, as much as it galls me, Tottenham is a place that would do Wilfried well.”
Two birds with one stone?
In the past, the north Londoners were mooted with interest in the 27-year-old, which includes a reported £12m bid back in 2016 and according to Steve Parish, who took over from Jordan, Zaha was a player Mauricio Pochettino was hugely keen on.
So much so that the former Spurs boss believed the Eagles sensation could be “the next Ronaldo”.
Zaha has since failed with moves to the likes of arch-rivals Arsenal as well as Everton due to the whopping £80m asking price and this summer, he has made it clear in his intentions to depart Selhurst Park.
The Sun now believe he could be available for just £30m, which should have Daniel Levy ready to pull the trigger as he’d solve a couple of issues at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Despite a below-par campaign, Zaha still contributed to seven goals whilst averaging a career-best 4.3 dribbles and 1.6 shots per game, via WhoScored.
His ability to play centrally as well as out wide should hint towards him being the perfect foil for Harry Kane whilst also being a genuine upgrade to Erik Lamela on the wing.
In the three previous seasons, the Eagles star had a part to play in at least 12 goals each term, which is substantially better than anything the Argentine has ever managed at Spurs.
It’s no wonder Roy Hodgson believes he’s a “game-changer” whilst Mikel Arteta dubbed Zaha “phenomenal” ahead of their meeting last term.
Spurs could have signed him 17 years ago aged ten, now they mustn’t pass up this opportunity as it’ll aid Jose Mourinho a lot during this hectic season.
AND in other news, Eight-figure swoop is already looking like shrewd business by Daniel Levy…
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, FootballFanCast.com reports