The one that got away, Spurs… Zaha’s dribbling stats this season are immense

Spurs’ summer transfer window was a pretty quiet affair. The Lilywhites made a few choice additions in the shape of Victor Wanyama, Vincent Janssen and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou – who all addressed certain areas of concern – but it felt like Moussa Sissoko was a late panic buy.

The Frenchman may turn out to be a great addition long-term, yet the Londoners’ move for him came after some pretty intense speculation surrounding their interest in Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. The England international was a mooted target for the Lilywhites before their cross-city rivals put all their efforts into keeping him.

A few scorned at the thought of Zaha being ‘good enough’ for the White Hart Lane side, but those voices have been utterly silenced by the player’s stats in the league so far this season…


Indeed, WhoScored‘s stats reveal that Zaha’s 4.5 dribbles-per-game is the highest number of any player in any of Europe’s top five leagues. T

hat really is some return and although Heung-min Son is performing similarly, the South Korean barely featured through the opening month of the campaign – suggesting that, had he been signed, the Crystal Palace man would have gone straight into Mauricio Pochettino’s XI and given his side an edge when they dropped points against Everton and Liverpool.

Article title: The one that got away, Spurs… Zaha’s dribbling stats this season are immense

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