Tuesday May 02, 2017. 20:00
Wilfried Zaha’s decision to represent the Ivory Coast has reportedly affected Tottenham Hotspur’s desire to sign him.
The London club has been strongly linked with a move for the Elephants player, who has caught the eye with some strong showings for Crystal Palace this season.
However, according to The Telegraph, Spurs are set to pull out of the race to sign the player because of his decision to play for the Ivory Coast.
Zaha switched his international allegiance from England to the country of his birth and represented the Elephants at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.
Palace want a fee of around 30-million pounds for the West African player and it is believed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is not will to part with that kind of money for the player.
Especially because Zaha is likely to feature for the Ivory Coast at future AFCON tournaments and would then miss a large chunk of the season every two years.