Darren Bent suggests Tottenham target 28-year-old Premier League forward
Darren Bent has suggested that Tottenham look at Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha as a potential transfer target.
With speculation flying around about Harry Kane’s future at Spurs, Bent has put forward a name as a possible summer signing.
The Independent has claimed that 27-year-old Spurs striker Harry Kane has informed his club he wants to leave at the end of the season amid interest from Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.
It is reported though that it would take £150million to sign him in the transfer window.
Zaha, 28, is a versatile attacker that wouldn’t be a like-for-like replacement for Kane if Spurs were to consider him.
He’s the talisman though at Premier League and London rivals Palace, who he’s helped keep in the top division for yet another season.
The speedster has 11 goals in 28 league games this campaign, and is effective as either a left-winger or central forward.
Pundit and ex-Spurs player Bent believes Zaha would be a great place for his former club to start spending money if they end up selling Kane.
“You’re never going to sign a recognised centre-forward who is going to give you the same kind of output [as Kane]. He is one of the best two strikers in the world,” Bent told talkSPORT.
“Someone like Wilfried Zaha, get him in the squad, you’d be able to get him if you’ve got £150m to spend.
“Zaha and Ings would be a good start. If you can get Ings for £20m because he’s out of contract next year, Zaha would be £50m, that’s only £70m, you’ve still got £80m to spend so you can go and buy a centre-half with that!”
It seems like in the lead up to every summer window people talk about Zaha, as many have always expected him to make a big-money transfer to try take his game up to another level.
He’s shown in Palace on his day that he can be dynamite with his pace and trickery, but he’s very much a big fish in a small pond at Selhurst Park.
Bent has predicted that it would take around £50million to prise him away from Palace. If the forward is available for that kind of fee this summer, it would be a transfer that would come with great risk for any possible suitor.
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