Tottenham were one of the prime candidates to sign Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, but it now appears that they have been joined by rival London club Chelsea. According to the Daily Mirror, the defending Premier League Champions are mulling over the possibility of signing the pacy winger from the relegation-threatened Crystal Palace.
The report also says that the Blues are ready to pounce on the lull from Tottenham and move forward with their interest in the player.
Zaha has been in sensational form this season, even if his side has been struggling for the most parts of the campaign. It is only because of his exploits in front of the goal and his energy on the pitch that Crystal Palace have moved out of the relegation zone.
The 25-year-old has already scored 4 goals and has starred for his side on many occasions, including the 3-0 sensational win over Leicester City at the weekend. The former Manchester United winger has reinvigorated his career with The Eagles and that has caught the attention of many clubs, including Tottenham. Chelsea and Arsenal are also weighing up the option of signing the Ivory Coast international this winter.
Tottenham were reported to be the front-runners for the signature of Zaha but the latest report from the Mirror says that the trail has gone cold in the recent weeks. Does this mean Chelsea are now the favourites to sign the winger?
Though the move might not happen in the winter transfer window, Chelsea are still looking to sign him next summer. This is frustrating news for fans because I feel that Zaha’s current form is the right time to sign him as he could prove to be an asset to any team in the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino may not be the one responsible for dithering but if we allow Zaha to be poached by one of our direct rivals, there can’t be anything worse than that.
What do you think? Should we move ahead with our interest in the player, now that Chelsea have entered the race?