The tricky winger has been in excellent form this season, scoring seven goals and grabbing two assists in 25 Premier League outings – a record comparable with the league’s best wingers.
Crystal Palace’s dependence on Zaha this season is clear - the club has lost all nine league games in which the 25-year-old hasn’t featured for them (scoring just three goals in the process).
Writing in his column for the Mirror, Savage believes the player is more important to Crystal Palace than any other top-flight star is to their respective club - but that he would look right at home at a top club.
“Wilfried Zaha has barely got a mention in any Player Of The Season polls, but nobody has been more important to their club this year,” Savage wrote.
“His performances for Palace this season speak for themselves and, at 25, I believe he is now ready to step up. If Tottenham, Chelsea or Arsenal came calling for Zaha this summer, he would fit any of them like a hand in glove.”
Should Tottenham seek a deal to sign Wilfried Zaha?
If Tottenham’s recent 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Manchester United taught us anything, it’s that Mauricio Pochettino’s side lack strength in depth - and players who can change a game coming off the bench.
Manchester United had the luxury of having Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial on the bench that day, yet Spurs on the other hand could only count on Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela to come on and try to change the game.
Zaha would certainly provide greater competition in wide areas and is arguably a different kind of threat to Heung-Min Son, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen - but his current wages could cause a problem.
According to Spotrac, the winger is picking up £100,000-per-week, incidentally the same figure as Spurs’ highest earners Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris as owner Daniel Levy continues to maintain a strict wage structure.
Any demand for a higher salary could be a deal-breaker, while on the flip side, making Zaha the club’s highest earner may send the wrong sort of message to Tottenham’s better and more established players.
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