Football journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha during the current summer transfer window.
This comes after Jones made an appearance on a recent episode of The Done Deal Show on The Football Terrace YouTube channel, where he spoke about a number of transfer-related topics.
On the topic of Tottenham and their potential transfer targets for the current summer window, Jones had this to say on the matter.
He said: “What I’ve heard in the last few days is that a couple of other players being linked with Tottenham that aren’t quite the same mould [as Lautaro Martinez], so I’ve heard Ismaila Sarr at Watford, I’ve heard Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace – both players that Tottenham are looking at.
“Now, it hasn’t gone very far yet, maybe they won’t look to progress with that interest, but the fact that those names are being put forward – they’re a different type of forward, and I guess it shows that there are various ideas that Nuno [Espirito Santo] is working on right now, and that Tottenham are trying to be versatile and flexible in their thinking.”
Since then, the 28-year-old, who is currently valued at £40.5 million, has made a total of 393 appearances for the south London club across all competitions in which he has managed to score 68 goals and provide 72 assists in the process (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Dean Jones’ comments on Spurs’ apparent interest in Zaha…
Given the vast experience Zaha has of playing in the Premier League with over 240 appearances to his name, it’s easy to see why Spurs would be interested in adding him to their squad this summer.
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However, taking into account the fact that in their squad, Spurs already have the likes of Steven Bergwijn, Heung-min Son – who has just signed a new deal at the club – and Bryan Gil, who has just arrived this summer, their existing options in the left-wing position suggest to us that a move for Zaha this summer may not be totally necessary.