Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Wilfried Zaha – again – with The Mirror stating today that Mauricio Pochettino will go all out to sign the Crystal Palace attacker this summer.
Spurs have been touted as major suitors of the Ivory Coast international for a number of years, which is understandable given the winger’s performances for the Selhurst Park outfit.
The report suggests that Tottenham would have competition from a host of top Premier League teams for Zaha’s signature should Palace be willing to sell this summer.
While the flying attacker signed a new Eagles contract relatively recently, there is still a feeling that the former Manchester United man will move if one of the big boys, such as Spurs, stump up the required fee.
Despite the speculation surrounding Zaha not being anything new, something has changed at Tottenham since the last time the North London club were linked with him.
Lucas Moura’s arrival in January has provided Spurs the pace and penetration that Pochettino craved and added strength in depth in the club’s attacking ranks.
While it is still early days, the signs point towards the Brazilian being a major asset for Tottenham once he adapts to the English game and rebuilds his match fitness.
But, despite Moura’s presence at Spurs, Pochettino’s men should still grasp the opportunity to sign Zaha with two hands should it exist.
The Tottenham boss demands tactical versatility and the Palace man has displayed his over the course of this season by playing as a striker when required at Selhurst Park.
A Spurs attacking unit of Zaha, Moura, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, Erik Lamela and Son Heung-min providing support to Harry Kane would be as ominous as any in European football.
Do we need Zaha now that Moura is at Tottenham? No, but having him would diversify Pochettino’s options, provide more pace and give strength in depth. Especially if Fernando Llorente, or Lamela, depart.
Should Spurs break their transfer record to get him? Possibly. There certainly is the argument to say yes if Zaha is the only attacking arrival this summer.