Robbie Savage says Crystal Palace ace Wilfried Zaha would fit right in at top Premier League club

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates with team-mate Yannick Bolasie after scoring his first goal during the npower Championship play off semi final second leg between Brighton & Hove...

Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has been linked with several top Premier League clubs this season.

Football pundit and ex professional player Robbie Savage working during the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Peterborough United and Leicester City at the ABAX Stadium on January...

Although Zaha has been insisting that he is happy where he is.

Former Birmingham City player Robbie Savage claims Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha would fit right if Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea or Arsenal come calling this summer, the Mirror reports.

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).

Tottenham have been linked with a move for the Ivory Coast international this season, with the Daily Mail claiming Spurs were readying a £40 million bid for the star ahead of this summer.

Wilfred Zaha of Palace is challenged by Craig Cathcart of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on April 21, 2018 in Watford, England.

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.”

Wilfred Zaha of Crystal Palace applauds the fans following the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on April 21, 2018 in Watford, England.

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.

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace is challenged by Etienne Capoue of Watford during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on April 21, 2018 in Watford,...

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