£50 mill for this game changer.
Firstly Zaha won’t be seen in a Tottenham shirt until the end of the summer, or he may not be seen in it at all.
For those who thought he was coming in January, I told you it was a fantasy pie in the sky. Zaha is already Palace’s highest paid player and would be close to ours too if he joined, which would trigger another round of contract increases for a small cadre of Tottenham players.
Zaha is Dragging Palace out of the relegation zone almost on his own, so accepting a bid from anyone now would be utterly bonkers.
We are not the only club now tapping the drums and whispering sweet nothings in ears, both Liverpool and Arsenal have now both made contact and are both willing to cough up., the agents are positively beaming and will soon be picking up their new Bentley’s.
Meanwhile, we are still bogged down in spit balling terms. Both of our richer rivals are willing to meet his agents demands and Crystal Palace’s target price.
Arsenal see him as a straight change for the inconsistent Walcott and Liverpool already know they will not be able to stop Barcelona’s pursuit of Coutinho. Supposedly, Poch is a big attraction for him, let’s hope that the Tottenham Legend who believes all this is right.
If we bought him when I knew he was buy-able we would have likely have ended £20 mill better off; I was banging the drum for this improving game changer two summers ago – we floated a half-hearted bid with our now standard opening gambit of £15 mill, the Palace chairman quite rightly had a fit of apoplexy and pretty much accused us of being time-wasters, which in fairness, we were.
A bid of £30 mill + performance add-ons would have secured his services, and we might well have won the premier league.
This is why for ten years I have considered Daniel as penny-wise, pound foolish., or was it Poch believing that a World Cup winning Midfielder was the more desperately needed option? You decide.
If we ever get our money back for So-so Sissoko, it will be a Xmas miracle indeed.
I am reliably informed that we’re making big financial commitments in January as we need to get our summer business done before the World cup starts; but the chances of any major target joining before the Jan window slams shut is unlikely, meanwhile Rambling Rose is standing by his googler – as his extensive knowledge of any players outside of Manchester is a bit of a stretch.
Could Zaha and Kane be a good fit – if so, who gets sacrificed?