The club will reportedly prioritise the signing of Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha before attempting a move for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial, according to the Guardian‘s rumour mill.
Although the column is a tongue-in-cheek look at the latest transfer rumours, writer Paul Doyle isn’t citing any other news sources with these claims.
On Twitter, it started a debate over which forward/wide-man they would prefer Mauricio Pochettino to sign:
— LP ✈️ (@Verttonghen) 28 May 2018
— ゼン_カイト (@Zen_Kaitos) 28 May 2018
And if this is true then give me zaha????
— Seàn McCabe (@Thfcmccabe) 28 May 2018
U had to pick which one would u go for. For me it has to marital
— jamielowne (@jamielowne) 28 May 2018
Already got enough wingers unless Poch is willing to cut Son and Lucas?
— Juliette Toma (@juliette_toma) 28 May 2018
I think zaha would be more loyal in long run. More to prove also .
— THFC_EssexAdams (@Neil_I_Am37) 28 May 2018
More 2 footed and has more to his game
— Allspurs (@all_spurs) 28 May 2018
— Dan (@dancrane) 28 May 2018
— Cenk (@cenkthfc) 28 May 2018
Seriously what is our obsession with wingers when we only normally start 2 and should be starting 1 with the formations we use
— LozcastEsque [LMcK | LT Founder] (@PlodoftheUK) 28 May 2018
I have always had my doubts about Zaha. Poch has clearly been keen on the Ivorian for a long time so I would trust his judgement, but the winger still is very inconsistent and frustrating to watch at times, despite moments of magic.
In contrast, that special something seems to be lacking from Martial’s game. He does have ability and perhaps the manager can get the most out of him. Either way, the two players will cost a significant amount, and neither could be said to be the finished article.