The £30 million deadline day signing of Moussa Sissoko last summer smacked of desperation, particularly for Tottenham. It was clear the club has missed out on their main targets, and Sissoko was signed as a last resort.
The Frenchman has been primarily used as a right winger, even though he’s impressed more through the middle.
Mauricio Pochettino was keen to sign Sadio Mane or Wilfried Zaha prior to Sissoko’s arrival — the manager obviously felt the squad lacked a pacy danger-man who could play out wide.
And now, according to The Express, it seems Spurs are eager to reignite their interest in Zaha.
The report suggests Tottenham’s offer of £12 million was rejected last summer, and Palace value Zaha at around £25 million.
The winger started the season in impressive goal scoring form, but his numbers have dropped off lately as Sam Allardyce’s side find themselves in the midst of a relegation dog fight.
Many fans believe Zaha isn’t good enough for Spurs, while others will worry about his work-rate; his former teammate Brede Hangeland recently named Zaha in a ‘Lazy XI’. The winger refuted Hangeland’s claims, but still — he doesn’t exactly sound like a Pochettino kind of player.
Time will tell if Tottenham’s interest is real. For now, get used to Sissoko the Right Winger.