Could this be the year? It has to be this year.
Has there been a transfer window lately in which Wilfried Zaha refused to leave Crystal Palace?
How many times in the past few years have we seen clubs line up for Zaha only to go back after knowing his price?
Zaha is the Eagles’ talisman figure, but maybe he’s outgrown himself. He needs a new challenge, and Palace needs a new direction too.
It was valued at around £ 100 million two summers ago, but it could now be available for a sensible £ 40 million.
According to reports from The times, Zaha has told Palace that he would like to leave Selhurst Park before the Eagles return to pre-season training next month.
According to a recent report by goal, Everton and Tottenham Hotspur are keen to sign the 28-year-old winger.
He would be a smart signing for Spurs this summer. Zaha is fast, skillful, technically gifted and has the leadership qualities to advance the team (with goals and assists) on his own.
The former Manchester United winger is in the prime of his career and Spurs can expect to see his prime.
Spurs have an abundance of attacking talent, but there’s room for a player or two. Gareth Bale is unlikely to return to Spurs this summer, while Erik Lamela’s future is also in doubt.
The big problem with this, however, is that both Spurs and Everton are currently without a manager.
The club has been absent from Spurs for some time without a permanent coach, while Everton lost Carlo Ancelotti just a few days ago.
Goal’s report came in late May and suggested he was someone to be debated in the boardroom regardless of who the next manager would be.
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