Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha's comments prove that he is ready for Tottenham switch

Wilfried Zaha of Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5, 2017 in London, England.

The Crystal Palace winger has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.

Wilfried Zaha of Palace crosses as Jan Vertonghen of Spurs tries to block during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5,...

Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha sat down for an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, insisting that he has evolved into a more mature player, and his words go to prove that he is ready to make the step up and join Tottenham this summer.

According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are preparing a £40 million bid for the 25-year-old winger, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to add some pace to his wide attacking options.

Crystal Palace's Ivorian striker Wilfried Zaha reacts after being knocked over by Tottenham Hotspur's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier (unseen) during the English Premier League football...

Zaha has performed admirably for the Eagles this term, chalking up seven goals and four assists in 26 Premier League outings thus far.

He certainly seems to have improved since his failed stint with Manchester United, and is more focused on delivering an end product for his team, rather than displaying individual glimpses of skill here and there.

The Ivory Coast international explained to Sky Sports how his new-found maturity has helped him to evolve into a better all-round player:

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on November 18, 2017 in London, England.

"Me going to a big club when I was like 19 or 20, I didn't know what to expect, how to behave, whatever. I was just a youngster who wanted to do tricks, I didn't even care about end product really. Now I take things a lot more seriously - the gym aspect, recovery after games, my decision-making. I've learnt a lot in terms of my all-round game. I'm totally different now. I'm definitely more mature and more strong-minded. I had to be mentally strong after what I went through at Manchester United. I think in football, most of it is just mental. Once you've got that sorted, then you're good."

Whilst Zaha would undoubtedly be a useful addition to the Tottenham squad, it is debatable as to whether he is worth the reported £40 million that Spurs are willing to pay.

There is only one way to find out, though.

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