Tottenham have been advised to bring Wilfried Zaha to the club this summer – with a move ‘in the interests’ of all parties.
Zaha has been strongly linked with a move away from Selhurst Park in the transfer window. His manager Roy Hodgson has also openly admitted that the Ivorian is looking depart.
That comes after he missed out on a switch to Arsenal last year. His form dipped as a result, with Zaha scoring just four Premier League goals last term.
The Gunners are believed to still hold an interest in the winger, while Everton are also understood to be keen. Napoli and Tottenham have also been touted as potential destinations in the past.
Palace have already signed Eberechi Eze on a five-year deal for £19.5m. The former QPR man looks a ready-made replacement.
As such, former Palace chairman Simon Jordan reckons the time has now come for Zaha to move on. Furthermore, he claims a move to Spurs would reinvigorate his career – and he could move on for a bargain fee.
“It hasn’t been a great season for Wilfried Zaha. Palace have a valuation for him which I think is based on his talent,” he told talkSPORT.
“Some of the output he has given for Palace this season would not necessarily demand the same figure. If you could get £60m last year, you’re going to really struggle to get that now. His form hasn’t been what it was.
“He does want to go but I’m not entirely sure there’s a queue of clubs that will buy him. I think, as much as it galls me, Tottenham is a place that would do Wilfried well.”
Jordan refusing to discuss what sort of fee it might take to lure Zaha away. However, multiple outlets have stated Palace might be open to selling the winger for a fee nearer £30m – half last summer’s price.
Townsend backs Zaha transfer
Former Tottenham man Andros Townsend has claimed that Zaha would be more than capable of playing for one of those top teams. Speaking to talkSPORT (via Goal), he said: “Wilfried Zaha could play for the very best in the world.
“He’s the most talented player I’ve ever played with and he should be playing in the Champions League.
“I’m very grateful that we have him at Palace. Everyone at the club is grateful, and if we have him beyond this window we’d be even more grateful!
“If that’s the case I’m sure he’ll knuckle down and have another great season.
“He deserves to be playing at the highest level. But as long as he’s a Palace player, and I’m hopeful it does continue beyond this window, we’re grateful and delighted to have him.”