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Tottenham have cooled their interest in Wilfried Zaha, according to reports in The Guardian and The Telegraph.

Mauricio Pochettino remains keen on bringing the Crystal Palace winger to Spurs this summer, but chairman Daniel Levy is thought to be skeptical because of Zaha’s decision to play for Ivory Coast instead of England.

That choice means the 24-year-old will be required to travel to the African Cup of Nations every two years, something Levy believes to be a problem.

Crystal Palace want to make Zaha the club’s highest earner, offering him a new contract work around £110,000-a-week. It’s difficult to see Tottenham matching that amount.

If Spurs are to pay Zaha handsomely, it’s understandable why Levy doesn’t want the player to be absent for what could be a crucial four-week spell every two years.

Tottenham tried to sign Zaha last August but were unsuccessful, instead buying Moussa Sissoko from Newcastle United for £30 million.

The squad would have been significantly stronger had Zaha joined, and Pochettino will now have to convince Levy why if he is to get his man this summer.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Zahais not worth £30m and I do believe that the Africa Cup would not be in Spurs interest he would miss too many matches.
    There must be a much better player for £30m to buy

  2. we need a specialist left winger with real pace and a dead ball specialist which we haven’t had since Bale left. Zaha could do this for us and he plays with both feet. however we were preparing N’koudo for that role and at the moment he hasn’t really been given a chance. I’d prefer to wait a year and see if the kid makes it before going out for a 30mill player from outside. in the meantime we need to work on our set pieces before champions league next year – we average 12 corners/free kicks a game but have so far only scored off 4 of these all season! that’s a crazy statistic and we need to groom a dead ball specialist. Lamela sounds the best option and the wider Wembley pitch does seem to suit him. He’ll be needed next season but once he’s back – again who would you drop to play zaha?

  3. I would not buy Zaha either, we don’t need him and to be fair I don’t think he’s any better than what we’ve already got in lamela, nkoudou so save the 30 million for when we really need it!

  4. Lamela where is he? Nkoudu is good but still way off to the rest of the squad. I like zaha but African nation cup every 2 years and c palace have offered zaha £110.000 per week needs careful thinking. Re sign bale, and that would guarantee titles and cups with this great squad.

  5. We need world class players now
    Why is poch after regular talent ?
    Zaha is a good player not a great player !

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