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Why Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha would be an astute signing for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have had a relatively quiet transfer window to date, with Mauricio Pochettino clearly intent on sticking with the bunch of players that delivered him a third-place Premier League finish last term. So far, we’ve seen only Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen come in through the entrance, but Spurs could be on the verge of another key deal.

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The man in question is Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. According to the usually reliable Sky Sources, Tottenham are trying their best to tempt Palace into parting with one of their prized assets for a fee in the region of £15 million.

Zaha made a real impression back in 2010 when his Palace side were playing in the Championship. He immediately became a regular for the London club and scored some hugely important goals – particularly in the Championship play-offs back in the 2012/13 season.

That led to a colossal move to Manchester United, where it seemed he was destined to fail from the start, without really getting any real opportunity to showcase his talents and abilities.

A move back to The Eagles came to fruition in 2014, with the club taking him on a loan deal with a view to make it a permanent transfer – an option which Palace took up around six months later.

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Now 23, Zaha has been a regular in Alan Pardew’s plans since his arrival at the club, and the talented winger has been gradually increasing his stature back to the level it was at before his Manchester United nightmare.

Spurs are a side who play attractive, explosive football that would suit Wilfried Zaha’s style of play down to a tee. It’d give the young man an excellent opportunity to prove the people who say he isn’t good enough for a big club wrong, and that must be an exciting prospect for him. He’d also have considerably better quality around him, which in turn should lead to his overall game improving dramatically.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are certainly on the rise, and the clever Argentinian manager has done some quietly brilliant business in this window so far, without really losing any of his key players. With the added rigour of the Champions League being taken into account, you’d imagine Wilfried Zaha will get his fair share of starts at White Hart Lane, and if all goes well, the England international could have a huge season.

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