Outside of the top division, Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has the name most likely to be the most overused when the transfer window opens in January. The striker has been connected with several Premiership clubs including Spurs although his current employers have effectively issued a hands-off warning with a quoted transfer fee of £20m.
“He is an extraordinary talent. I said at the start of the season that keeping hold of Wilf would be like spending a lot of money on a transfer. Other sides can fly their kites but it would take £20m before we even got interested,” said Palace co-Chairman Steve Parish.
“People would have to compensate us accordingly for losing his talent – that is what a transfer fee is.
“All the teams have got to understand that you get £60m in TV money if you get into the Premier League, which is where we want to get. So we’d need to be compensated for reducing our chances of getting there.”
Palace are currently in the play off places and therefore other clubs might be in a stronger position in the summer. That won’t stop the Zaha speculation however but would the player be a good acquisition for Spurs?