'The same kind of ability as Neymar': Bolasie raves about brilliant reported Tottenham target
By Matt Farr
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie has offered a rave review of Premier League ace Wilfried Zaha, comparing his former team-mate to Barcelona star Neymar.
Zaha is drawing the plaudits with his excellent performances for Crystal Palace this term, and is reportedly a summer transfer target for Tottenham.
The brilliant 24-year-old ripped Arsenal to shreds in the shock 3-0 victory at Selhurst Park on Monday night, claiming two assists.
He now has six goals and 11 assists to his name from 28 league appearances this term, and Bolasie believes he has ‘the same kind of ability as Neymar’, and backed him to succeed at a bigger club.
He told ESPN: “He can go as far as he wants. I said the other day that he’s got the same kind of ability as Neymar and people were raising their eyebrows. He’s catching the eye now and doing well for himself.
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“Obviously, he knew it was a big opportunity to go to [Manchester] United. But, for him, I think that’s helped him in the long run because you can see the game that he’s playing and he can probably go back there.
“This season he’s showing everything. We knew that he had skills but he’s adding in the goals and the assists. He knows how to have a good game.”
Tottenham are in the market for a new winger this summer, and Zaha has reportedly been identified by Mauricio Pochettino as the solution to their problems.
Moussa Sissoko, who arrived at White Hart Lane for £30million last summer, has flopped big-time, while Erik Lamela has missed the majority of the campaign through injury.
That has left Pochettino short of quality options in the wider areas this season, although they coped well with the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-Min performing admirably in their roles.
But the trio’s success is not likely to overshadow the need for Tottenham to acquire a new winger, and Zaha ticks many of the boxes.