Another rumor about Tottenham Hotspur not doing things in the transfer window has emerged this morning, with Simon Johnson in the Standard writing that Spurs will not renew their interest in Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha.
Zaha has been on Mauricio Pochettino’s and Tottenham’s radar for a long time now, with the club making a concerted effort to sign him last summer that was thwarted after Zaha signed a contract extension with the Eagles, then under Alan Pardew.
The 25-year old winger had a great season at Palace last year, tallying nine goals and five assists, and was the club’s second leading scorer. Palace was a bit of a hot mess for much of the season but rebounded to finish 11th. But Palace see Zaha as the focus of the squad and have apparently valued him at a staggering £70m, too rich for Spurs’ blood (and rightfully so).
Zaha is a good player, but he would be quality depth on this Spurs squad and not a guaranteed starter. £70m is definitely a “go away” valuation, and it seems like Spurs are set to do just that. That’s fine with me. There are plenty of other ways for Spurs to give their offense a boost (cough Martial cough).
I know, I know, we’re all frustrated that there’s more news about Spurs NOT doing things than actually doing things. But remember, it’s still early June. Even with a shortened window and a World Cup, there’s still plenty of time for good things to happen. Keep the faith.