According to an exclusive report coming from The Mirror, Wilfried Zaha’s agent, Pini Zahavi, is trying to broker a deal for his player that would see him swap Crystal Palace for Tottenham Hotspur.
Of course, as the same source reminds us, Spurs were interested in acquiring him during the summer transfer window but were quickly put off by his club’s £80m asking price.
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As it stands, Spurs are still unprepared to meet the Eagles’ asking price, but it will be interesting to see how this emerging saga develops this year now that Bayern Munich have also joined the race for his signature.
Looking at Spurs’ current squad, it’s clear to see the 27-year-old forward could bring a new dimension to Jose Mourinho’s attack.
One of Zaha’s best traits is undoubtedly his dribbling ability and no one in the Special One’s current crop of players can actually match him in that regard – not even the electric Son Heung-min.
Before we delve into the stats, it’s pertinent to note that these figures were taken prior to the weekend action.
And the infographic detailed above clearly illuminates his comparative prowess, with the Palace star completing six or more dribbles in ten fixtures so far this season. Son, meanwhile, has managed that on just two occasions.
Interestingly enough, the South Korea international is the best dribbler Spurs currently have at their disposal as the next best in line is Tanguy Ndombele with an average of two per game so far.
Of course, it’s important to note the disparity in actual game time between the two players in question. Zaha has tallied 1825 in the Premier League so far while Son sits on just 1300 in the same competition.
Still, even with that being said, that the Ivory Coast international completes 5.1 dribbles per game compared to Son’s 2.6 proves that the gulf would still be clear to see even if both had played the same number of minutes.
It’s clear that Zaha could add a level of dynamic dribbling that is currently unmatched at Spurs.
The questions of whether Palace will budge on their asking price or Daniel Levy will cave to their demands, however, remains.
Only time will tell how this story unfolds.