Tottenham Hotspur’s reported hopes of landing Wilfried Zaha have ended abruptly, with the flying winger signing a new contract with Crystal Palace.
The Ivory Coast international has really developed over the last 12 months, adding end product to his ability to beat players and provide incision in the final third.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with Zaha over the last year and are believed to have had an offer for the former Manchester United attacker rejected last summer.
Spurs are expected to look for attacking reinforcements over the off-season but will need to assess other targets following the latest confirmation from Palace.
The Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to express their views over missing out on Zaha, with the White Hart Lane faithful seemingly split over the news.
While most are glad that the transfer saga will not be drawn out over the next few months, some are disappointed that the skilful wideman will not be joining Mauricio Pochettino’s side before next season.
Here are the best tweets.
No Zaha for Spurs. Douglas Costa rumors are plausible but still unlikely. Bruma recently linked with Liepzig. SIGN A WINGER #THFC
— Rajiv Ramlal Jr. (@RogerRajer) May 26, 2017
Zaha's signed a new deal! Barkley might too. Bruma is joining RB Leipzig. Are we even bothering to get some players in this summer?? #thfc
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) May 26, 2017
— Syracuse Spurs (@SyracuseSpurs) May 26, 2017
Remember Zaha wanted to join us last year but Levy bid 12 + 2 million
— Hamid (@HamidTHFC) May 26, 2017
I'm so glad Zaha has signed a new deal at Palace, not good enough for Spurs & definitely not worth Â£30m.
— Nad (@nad_THFC) May 25, 2017
damn, i was really hoping tottenham would sign Zaha. Oh well, I can't wait to see who we bring in over the next few months #COYS
— Sloth (@SlothWasTaken1) May 26, 2017
Thought we had a chance with big sam walking away too tbh. Let's replace sissoko with Barkley and see if GK can be our Zaha! #COYS
— kev (@the_kevster86) May 25, 2017
No Zaha for us this summer by looks of it.. He's just signed a five year extension at palace.
— COYS (@COYS1882_) May 25, 2017
— Harry C (@HazSpur92) May 25, 2017