Tottenham Hotspur spoke about the possibility of bringing Wilfried Zaha to north London late on in the window, according to Jack Pitt-Brooke.
The reliable Spurs correspondent was speaking on The View From The Lane podcast on Thursday to discuss the expectations for what the final hours would bring in the window.
It ended up being a quiet day for Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte with no movement either in or out for the Lilywhites on the final day in the market.
Zaha – hailed “sensational” by journalist Matt Woosnam – is now running into the final 12 months of his contract with Crystal Palace and was heavily linked with a potential move away from Selhurst Park with Chelsea believed to hold an interest.
And Pitt-Brooke believes the Lilywhites did consider the Ivory Coast international as a late option deep into the summer window, although it was unlikely:
“It has been suggested, certainly they have thought and looked at the possibility of signing Wilfried Zaha. Now I don’t think that’s going to happen; easy for me to say now 11:48am on deadline day, I don’t think Zaha is gonna happen.”
TIF Thoughts on Pitt-Brooke’s comments…
There was the idea that Spurs would only allow Bryan Gil to depart for Valencia if they were able to find a replacement for the young Spaniard.
Would you have liked Zaha at Spurs?
And Zaha would certainly have been a major improvement on the Spaniard given his record in recent seasons as well as his excellent start to the new campaign for the Eagles.
However, would Zaha have been accepting of potentially sitting on the bench for Spurs with the likes of Heung-min Son ahead of him in the pecking order?
Richarlison has been coming off the bench for the South Korean and Dejan Kulusevski which would only provide Zaha with fewer opportunities which would certainly be a big shock for a player who is the main man at Palace.