Tottenham Have Given Up On One Of Their Summer Transfer Targets

0 Posted by - June 8, 2018 - News

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha consistently for the last two or three years but yesterday, a report in The Evening Standard suggested that Pochettino and co. have finally ended their interest in the 25-year-old, given the valuation the Eagles have placed upon him.

Roy Hodgson and Steve Parish have made no secret of the fact that Zaha is viewed as a pivotal member of the Palace squad throughout the 2017/18 season and following on from the winger’s decision to sign a five-year contract extension last summer, it sounds as though the club are looking to up his wages once again in the next couple of weeks to reiterate their appreciation of what he brings to the table.

In fairness to Wilfried, he has never rocked the boat, consistently going on record to remind traffic-hungry journalists that he is and always has been happy at Selhurst Park. Now widely looked upon as one of, if not the best player operating beyond the top six of the Premier League, some outside of the Palace bubble are baffled by our ability to keep him sweet but with a big-money contract and the love of his teammates and the Eagles faithful, he seems truly content with life as things stand.

Following his troubled stint with Manchester United, I know I’m not alone in feeling as though Zaha understands and respects how different life can be once you take the leap over the garden fence into a new environment. For all the talk of ambition and trophies, the connection he enjoys with those who visit SE25 every other weekend is, for want of sounding too cliched, priceless.

I dare say neutrals everywhere will look upon the £70 million price-tag we have put on Zaha as extortionate but as I said to many over the last few weeks, a player is worth what his club ask for prior to sanctioning a sale. To the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City he may be worth nothing like that sum but to Palace, it’s the least we’d be looking for as compensation for letting our talisman fly the nest.

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  • yogi June 8, 2018 - 6:56 am Reply

    70m ..worth every penny to Palace.. worth nothing to Spurs, would’nt get a game ,no where near top draw player.

  • Rhys Jones June 8, 2018 - 7:11 am Reply

    100% agree with you. To us he’s priceless, he would be irreplaceable in terms of everything he brings to OUR club. Not just the skills but his genuine affinity with the club, his passion. He symbolises so much of Palace today. Like the club, he has started to grow and flourish in the premiership and feel at home here. The two go hand in hand. How can you replace replace someone who gets the fans excited, causes genuine concern in the opposition dug out and makes things happen? You can’t.

  • terence carter June 8, 2018 - 7:44 am Reply

    its also about time the so-called top 6 clubs,were told a firm get lost.i hope at least one,if not 2 other clubs invade their exalted fed up with their arrogance.

  • Martin Collis June 8, 2018 - 4:39 pm Reply

    To Palace Wilf is worth more than $100 million. Without him they might well lose their Premuiership status and there goes the $100 mill annually. I’ve been a Palace for ever and taught Roy when he was a student at Ashburton. He’s laid the foundation to build Palace into a competitive top half of the table team and get their highest ever finish.

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