Crystal Palace ace Wilfred Zaha has all the attributes to be a great player for Tottenham, according to a report.
Tottenham have been linked heavily to the player over the past couple of transfer windows, and the 25-year-old winger is a crucial player for Crystal Palace – he’s scored three goals in seven Premier League appearances this season.
Tottenham have been sensational at times under Mauricio Pochettino this season, comfortably beating the likes of Liverpool, Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.
However, they have struggled against some of the lesser teams and this article by the Telegraph highlights why Zaha could be the player to make the difference.
This article says the reports linking Zaha to Spurs make “perfect sense” and that the forward would add another dimension to their already dangerous attack.
“Some Spurs fans might struggle to get excited about spending a substantial amount on a player whose best Premier League season consisted of seven goals and 11 assists,” journalist Daniel Zeqiri wrote in the Telegraph.
“However, he is shining in a struggling Palace outfit and has all the attributes to fill Tottenham’s void in wide areas.
“Zaha might be short of the ‘world class’ player fans crave (what does the phrase really mean anyway?) but he possesses attributes this Tottenham squad lack.”
Though Palace are bottom of the Premier League table and have only won two league matches this term, Zaha has consistently shown his quality.
The report also pointed out that in the absence of striker Christian Benteke, Zaha has been used through the middle for the Eagles this season and coped with the responsibility of being the team’s main goalscorer.
The former Manchester United player has won the Crystal Palace’s player of the season award for the past two seasons and could be the final piece of the puzzle for manager Pochettino.
It remains to be seen whether the Spurs boss will target the highly-rated player when the transfer window opens in January.
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