Spurs set to walk away from reported target over transfer fee

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Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have pulled out of the race to sign Wilfried Zaha, according to the Daily Mirror.

The paper claims that Spurs have thrown in the towel after Crystal Palace told them that they must pay £75million in order to land the 25-year-old.

Daniel Levy’s reluctance to spend that sort of money on a proven Premier League player has opened the door for rivals Chelsea to try and tie up a deal.

Zaha is reported to have his heart set on a move away from Selhurst Park and has turned down an improved contract to better the £100,000-a-week he currently earns.  The Ivory Coast international has four years to run on his existing deal, which is why Palace believe they can command such a high fee.

The transfer window continues to get worse for Spurs fans.  We have no new signings to date, Alderweireld is set to join Man Utd by Monday and now we have bottled spending on Zaha.

Daniel Levy is not a popular man at present.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Mad prices . Saha is good but 75 million , no way and as far as Grealish I don’t see other clubs beating down Villas door for him

  2. Out of the question for Zaha a more cold than hot player and at a suggested £75,000,000 for a player who is not in the World Class mould no way Pedro , but I blame Levy who missed out on Shaqiri , & Yarmolenko , he cries we must sell first but now we can`t buy at all below average cheap players are going to look well out of place at our new stadium and with the break down of the selling rights Levy has got to be doing something wrong .

  3. Everyone thinks Levy is so shrewd, that he’s such hard nosed wheeler dealer who knows the market. But he quibbles over five million quid, fails to land a player that might just transform the team, consequently severely limiting our chances of achieving CL football the following season. This in turn, loses us a BT deal, the revenue from taking part in the CL and makes our team uncompetitive in the PL, all at a financial loss that renders the five million quid he ‘saved’ totally insignificant. What a genius.

  4. Zaha is happy at Palace. He does not want to leave. Palace don’t plan to sell him hence the high valuation. Zaha to Chelsea, Spurs or anyone else, just is not happening.

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