Tony Cascarino says he is ‘surprised’ that Tottenham and Arsenal did not pursue a move to sign Kurt Zouma from Chelsea in the summer. 

Zouma, 27, departed the Blues to join West Ham in a deal worth £30 million after being deemed surplus to Thomas Tuchel’s requirements. 

The transfer brought an end to a five-year stint at Stamford Bridge for the French centre-back, in which he made 151 appearances and won two Premier League titles and a Champions League crown. 

He has managed to hit the ground running under David Moyes and helped to push West Ham into the top four after the first 10 games of the campaign. 

Zouma’s form has subsequently led former Chelsea striker Cascarino to question why neither Spurs nor North London rivals Arsenal looked to acquire his signature in the summer. 

he told talkSPORT: “You see [Kurt] Zouma at centre-half, who has done well at West Ham. I was surprised that no one else went in for him.

“I thought both Arsenal and Tottenham needed that type of centre-half. Yet West Ham have been able to get that deal over the line and he’s doing well.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Zouma would have been a very useful signing for Spurs but there is a question as to whether a move would have been sanctioned.

Spurs and Chelsea very rarely do transfer dealings between each other, and this will have unlikely been completed given Zouma is a Premier League-proven defender. 

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