Tottenham to lodge £40m bid for 25-yr-old who would transform their team - report
By Richard Parks
Tottenham are set to table a £40million bid for Crystal Palace attacker Wilfried Zaha this summer, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that the north Londoners are plotting a fresh swoop for the dazzling Crystal Palace attacker after twice failing with bids to land him in the past.
It is said that Tottenham had offers of £12million and £21million rejected by Palace, who now value the 25-year-old at “considerably more” than £40million.
Zaha has scored four goals and supplied three assists from 22 league matches this season after signing a new five-year contract worth more than £100,000-a-week last summer.
His statistics have not matched his brilliant 2016-17 season in which scored seven goals and provided 11 assists from 35 league encounters, but he is widely regarded as Palace’s dangerman and outstanding player.
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Football Insider verdict:
With his stepovers, feints, and wide array of skills and flourishes, not to mention blistering pace, Zaha would add another dimension to an already fearsome Tottenham attack. With his drive and ball-carrying ability, he would provide something extra on the counter-attack for a side that can sometimes be quelled by teams who sit deep. It is not hyperbolic to assert that he is capable of transforming the Spurs team and take them to the next level from eyecatching contenders to bona fide winners.
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed that the club have ripped up the contract of a defender.