If reports are to be believed Spurs are set to invest heavily in the summer transfer window (Daily Mail), as they seek to rebuild their squad after two windows of complete inactivity.
While conventional wisdom dictates that the club will prioritise addressing positions like center midfield and full back, Spurs also seem to be after a pacey wide forward, with the club being linked with the likes of Barcelona’s Malcom (Sport) and Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech (Daily Mail).
One player who Spurs are said to be holding a long-term interest in is Crystal Palace wide man Wilfried Zaha. According to a report in Sky Sports, the 26-year-old has conveyed his intention to leave Palace this summer.
The report claims that while the Eagles don’t wish to let Zaha go, they are resigned to losing the Ivorian and respect his desire to play Champions League football.
The former Man Utd man has been widely recognized as one of the best players outside the so-called top 6 and has been one of the most consistent performers in the league over the last few years.
This season was the most prolific one in the winger’s career as he netted 10 goals in 34 Premier League appearances for Palace.
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While Wilfried Zaha might not necessarily walk into the Spurs starting 11, he will certainly improve the squad and will be a brilliant option for Pochettino to have.
However, for the price Palace are likely to demand, Spurs are better off passing on Zaha and investing that money into other areas of the squad that are in more urgent need for upgrades.
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