Tottenham Hotspur are confident of signing Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha this summer after missing out on him in the two previous transfer windows, report The Mirror.

The £30 million-rated winger is admired by Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino and he believes that the club will finally get their man before the start of next term.

Zaha has five goals and eight assists already this season, making it by far his most productive since rejoining the Eagles from Manchester United back in August 2014.

The 24-year-old spent his formative years at Selhurst Park and became a first-team regular during the 2010-11 Championship campaign.

His excellent form convinced United to shell out £10 million for him in January 2013, although he was immediately loaned back to Palace where he helped them secure promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs just four months later.

Zaha spent half of the next season with the Red Devils but could not break into the team under David Moyes and was loaned to Cardiff City in January 2014.

Since returning to his former side his performances have been patchy, but the Ivory Coast international seems to have knuckled down this term and has become a far more potent weapon despite Palace’s disappointing position in the table.

Tottenham could be the ideal destination to develop him further; the White Hart Lane outfit lack an out-and-out winger on the right but have a stable nucleus of young talent at the core of the team and a manager renowned for improving the players he brings in.

Eagles boss Sam Allardyce will doubtless hold out for top dollar to prise him away, but this is not expected to deter Spurs who are desperate to land Zaha at the third time of asking.


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