Spurs Chase United Flop

According to the BBC, Spurs are chasing Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.

A £15m bid has been made and Palace chairman Steve Parrish’s response was hardly definitive. He didn’t tell Levy to ‘do one’, simply said “No” with a flirtatious flutter of the eyelashes.

Zaha told ‘Disco Al’ Pardew that he wants out, with Champions League football and England call-ups on his mind.

And it leaves me distinctly underwhelmed.

You might argue that he went to Old Trafford too early in his career but United took a £10m bath on his £15m when they sold him back to Palace. It’s not a ringing endorsement to lose two-thirds of your value in 18 months or that he played more games on loan at Cardiff City than he did for United.

There’s nothing scintillating about signing him, nothing that makes me think, “Wow!”; he isn’t a vast improvement on the existing squad. More a Bentaleb than a Yarmalenko.

With just a few days to go until the window closes, are we seeing signs of panic in the air around the Lane?