Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Danny Murphy believes Wilfried Zaha would provide an upgrade to the current squad at Spurs. The north London giantshave not made a single during the summer and they are now facing a race against time with the Premier League transfer window closing on Thursday.
Speaking to petr-cech.net, Murphy spoke about the recent transfer speculation surrounding Zaha and Anthony Martial and believes the pair could unquestionably add more quality to the starting XI at Spurs, he said: “You’ve got to buy some real quality to get in that Tottenham first XI. Would Zaha or Martial make a difference for Tottenham? Yes, of course they would, they are top quality players who would add something to their team.”
Tottenham are deemed to have already made an initial approach to sign Martial from Manchester United but the negotiations have seemingly gone nowhere with the Red Devils reluctant to offload the Frenchman this summer. On the other hand, Ivory Coast footballer Zaha has been tipped for a fresh challenge after turning down a fresh contract at Crystal Palace.
Nevertheless, the Eagles have placed a hefty £70m on the attacker’s head and Spurs appear unlikely to break their transfer record with chairman Daniel Levy reluctant to pay over the odds for any player. As things stand, Spurs appear far off from completing the signing of a new recruit but things could change before Thursday’s transfer deadline with Mauricio Pochettino recently admitting his concern over the situation.
Spurs have usually utilised the services of Harry Kane and Son Heung-min in the frontline but they are expected to be without the latter for the opening month of the campaign due to his participation for South Korea at the Asian games. Son is presently facing the prospect of a mandatory military service with his nation but he would bypass the procedure by picking up the gold medal in Indonesia.