Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is fast becoming one of the most speculated players this summer, however, the huge price valuation slapped on him by his club is putting potential suitors off.
One of those suitors is our bitter rivals Tottenham but it is now being reported that they are no longer in the race to sign the Ivory Coast international because of that reported high valuation.
The media are claiming Arsenal’s hopes of signing Zaha have been boosted by Spurs dropping their interest but that is to ignore the reality of the situation.
Zaha does want to leave Palace but unless the Eagles lower their asking price it is unlikely that the 26-year-old will be leaving South London and that is the situation as it currently stands.
Even if the price was dropped by 50% to £50 Million, can we honestly see our board agreeing to such a mammoth outlay on one player? I don’t.
I cannot see how our hopes have been boosted just because Tottenham are no longer in the running. It is a simple case of economics and Zaha is not worth what Palace want and even if he was, we cannot afford him.
In fact, one can argue that Arsenal has never been in the running and that it is just the media claiming that we are.
That is the reality.