BBC pundit Garth Crooks has urged Wilfried Zaha not to sign for Tottenham Hotspur and rather remain at Crystal Palace. The Ivory Coast international played a key role for Palace as they claimed a shock 2-1 win against Premier League leaders Chelsea during the weekend.
Despite Mauricio Pochettino boasting a good record of helping players to improve, Crooks feels that the guidance of Sam Allardyce will be more beneficial to Zaha.
Crooks said: “There is a lot of talk about the Ivorian joining Spurs in the summer. An attractive move for the player I must admit. Who wouldn’t want to add the possibility of playing Champions League football to his international career?
“However, may I suggest that Zaha, having had a disappointing period at Manchester United, takes a pause before considering White Hart Lane. Another season at Crystal Palace under the tutelage of Allardyce may be more beneficial to his overall development.”
A move to Spurs will definitely be appealing to the 24 year old considering that they will be Premiership contenders ahead of next season. It remains to be seen whether Palace will have what it takes to convince him to stay put.