Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan has claimed that a move to Tottenham Hotspur would be ideal for Wilfried Zaha this summer.
Zaha has been a long-term target for Tottenham, with the North Londoners reportedly having an offer rejected for the winger as far back as three years ago (Athletic).
Based on the high standards that he has set, the Ivory Coast international did not have the best of campaigns last time out, with Roy Hodgson admitting at the end of the season that the winger desired to leave Selhurst Park.
Jordon suggested back in March that Spurs could return for Zaha’s services this summer as he is likely to be in the Lilywhites’ price range.
The former Palace chairman has now reiterated his belief that the 27-year-old could be on his way out of the club for a relatively low transfer fee. He backed the Eagles to cash-in on Zaha and claimed that a move to Jose Mourinho’s side would suit him.
Speaking to (talkSPORT, 7 September, 12pm), Jordan said: “(Palace and Zaha are in) a slightly difficult position.
“Zaha made it clear he wanted to go last season and got rewarded with a significant contract to keep him focused on staying.
“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.”
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It is clear that our priority for what is left of the window this summer is signing a suitable backup to Kane and another central defender. Once those two moves are done, I would expect the club to perhaps potentially be open to signing an attacking player should any good opportunity open up in the final week of the transfer window. I do expect Palace to slash Zaha’s asking price towards the end of the window but I suspect the winger will end up joining Everton.
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