It’s been a real coming-of-age campaign for Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha, the climax thus far being a goal-and-assist display to inspire a shock 2-1 defeat of Premier League pace setters Chelsea last Saturday.
Indeed, the once-prodigious winger has spent the last few years trying to rediscover his best form after failing to make any kind of impact at Manchester United, but he’s been firing on all cylinders this season with six goals and seven assists in 26 Premier League outings.
His performances against top six opposition this season have particularly stood out, so perhaps the impressive display against Chelsea – and Palace’s plans to offer a new contract that will more than double his current £35k per-week earnings – should come as no surprise.
But before the south Londoners have the chance to sit around the negotiating table with the Ivory Coast international, they may find him whisked away by Tottenham Hotspur. Indeed, the Lilywhites allegedly made a bid for Zaha last summer and Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones has tipped them to move again in the next transfer window.
So following his show-stopping performance against Chelsea, we asked Spurs fans earlier this week whether they’d back a bid for the 24-year-old and the response was a resounding yes, with a whopping 74% voting in favour of signing him.
Will that convince Mauricio Pochettino to get his cheque book out? We’ll have to wait and see.