Report: Spurs walk away from target after being told to break their transfer record fee

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have ended their apparent interest in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha after being priced out of a move for the winger.

Zaha has already told Crystal Palace that he wants to leave the club this summer after reiterating his desire to play Champions League football.

The 26-year-old scored ten goals and providing five assists during the current Premier League campaign and wants to test himself at the top level (Daily Mail).

The Ivory Coast international signed a new contract at Selhurst Park last summer until 2023 which will allow Palace to ask for a substantial amount of money (Sky Sports).

According to a report in the Evening Standard, Spurs have decided to walk away from bringing Zaha to North London after being quoted with a £100million valuation.

Tottenham’s current club record transfer fee stands at the £42million which they paid Ajax for Davinson Sanchez in August 2017 (BBC) and a deal for Zaha would require them to more than double their money to land the former Manchester United man.

Opinion

There is no doubt that Zaha would help to provide an extra dimension to Tottenham’s attack which is severely lacking.  While Erik Lamela is capable of the odd trick when he is fit, he does not offer the end product of Zaha.

Spurs are right to walk away at the £100million valuation and should look elsewhere.

 

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  1. Zaha does not fill a gap at Spurs and would move in the market place for about 40M.
    As it stands, he’ll likely stay at CP.

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