Tottenham Hotspur have pulled out of the race to sign Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha according to The Mirror.
Zaha made a name for himself as a young Crystal Palace prodigy and sealed what appeared to be a dream move to Manchester United under Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2013.
Unfortunately it proved to be Sir Alex’s final transfer and Zaha wasn’t favoured by his replacement David Moyes and he soon returned to his boyhood club.
Since then the Ivorian has shone and the 25-year-old scored nine goals and assisted three last season for the Eagles.
He has been linked with a move away from Selhurst Park this summer, with Chelsea and Tottenham reportedly interested, but according to the latest rumour, Spurs have been put off by his £75million valuation, putting Chelsea in the driving seat.
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Tottenham are still yet to make a signing this summer and a move for Zaha would have satisfied fans growing frustrated with Daniel Levy and his reluctance to splash the cash this summer.
Zaha would be a perfect fit for Mauricio Pochettino’s electric football style but in the inflated market, Spurs are being left behind by their rivals who are prepared to pay for the top talent.
There’s still time to bring new faces in but time is ticking if Spurs want to improve on what is already a very strong first XI but a fairly weak squad beyond that.