Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in advanced stages of negotiations to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha in the January transfer window. According to exclusive news from The Boy Hotspur, the Lilywhites are keen to bring the former Manchester United flop to the club.
Spurs want the deal to be done as soon as possible and want the Ivory Coast international to join as soon as the January transfer window opens. The winger who is currently in his second permanent spell with the Eagles, has scored 17 goals for the club in 100 appearances across competitions.
The 24-year-old was an instant hit with Palace when he first played for them, even earning a brace of caps for England. However, he switched his allegiance and now plays for Ivory Coast.
His move to United in 2013 did not work out and Zaha has now revived his career back with Palace. It is now believed that his performances have caught the attention of Tottenham who want him to switch clubs in London.
Palace have endured a torrid start to their season and are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table. They have four points so far and all four are owed to Zaha’s goals.
He helped them beat Chelsea and then scored in the draw against West Ham in the recent fixture. The Ivorian has been linked with the exit door at Palace for quite some time, considering their tryst with the relegation dogfight.
The player signed a five-year contract with the club in May which means Palace are in no hurry to sell him in January. However, the report claims that the winger has agreed to personal terms with us and that chairman Daniel Levy and manager Mauricio Pochettino want the deal to be done soon.
With Roy Hodgson at the helm, Palace hope for a turnaround in their fortunes and would want Zaha to stay at the club at least until the summer. However, a huge offer may turn their heads so that they can use the funds to strengthen elsewhere.
It is a tough decision to make for Palace but one which should make Spurs push stronger for the deal. Interesting times ahead, for the player and the two clubs involved!