Report: Pochettino confident Wilfried Zaha will finally leave Crystal Palace to join Spurs this summer

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the match

Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly confident that Spurs will snap up Wilfried Zaha at the third attempt.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino before the matchTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

According to The Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is confident that a deal will be agreed for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha this summer.

Spurs squeezed their way to a ninth straight home league win on Sunday afternoon, as they beat Everton 3-2 at White Hart Lane.

Pochettino's men have had some strange results of late, but were back to their best against Everton, with a Champions League place looking increasingly likely once again.

Should Spurs finish in the top four again, Pochettino will hope for more success in the summer transfer window than he had in 2016, as neither Moussa Sissoko or Vincent Janssen have impressed.

Now, it seems that Pochettino has already identified his top target, as The Mirror claim that he is confident that a summer deal for Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha will be agreed.

Spurs wanted to sign Zaha last summer and in January, but it could be third time lucky for Tottenham as they attempt to convince Palace to sell their star player.

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring their first goalCrystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha celebrates scoring against West Bromwich Albion

Zaha, 24, is in his second spell with Palace having come up through the ranks with the club before joining Manchester United in 2013, only to return to Selhurst Park just over a year later.

The Ivorian international has often been criticised for a lack of end product, but that narrative has disappeared this season, as Zaha has racked up five goals and six assists in a struggling Palace side.

Pochettino is now allegedly confident that a summer deal – potentially worth up to £30million – will finally be completed, bring some pace and direction to the Spurs side, offering different skills to the likes of Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli, but still adding to Harry Kane's supply line.

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