5. Wilfried Zaha
Reports of Tottenham’s potential interest in the Crystal Palace winger are nothing new. They’ve tried to sign him during past transfer windows only to be rebuffed by the Eagles. It’s entirely possible this summer will be different.
First off, there’s a small chance that the club could suffer relegation. If that unlikely event does come true, Zaha will certainly demand a summer transfer. That would be best case for Spurs.
Even if Palace don’t go down, a transfer could still happen. Sam Allardyce doesn’t want to lose his speedy wide man, but he’s admitted that the club could be tempted to sell if they receive a massive offer. Predictably, the former England manager has declined to articulate that sum.
A bid of somewhere between £30 and £40 million should be enough to tempt Palace to part with him. His arrival would give Pochettino real options in the attacking midfield. Even better, he’d finally have a player who can take opponents on with the ball at his feet. Signing Zaha wouldn’t thrill the Spurs fan base, but it might thrill Pochettino.