Crystal Palace agree permanent Zaha deal

Louis van Gaal has agreed to allow the winger to leave Old Trafford having been deemed surplus to requirements and having made just two appearances for the club
By Greg Stobart

Crystal Palace have agreed a deal to sign Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha on a permanent basis, Goal can reveal.

Zaha, who has made 16 league appearances since joining Palace on loan in August, will now finalise personal terms ahead of an official announcement on Monday.

United have decided to offload the 22-year-old, who was initially brought to the club in a deal arranged by Sir Alex Ferguson, with Louis van Gaal unconvinced that he has a long-term future at Old Trafford.

Since signing for United back in January 2013, Zaha has been almost non-existent in the first-team, spending last season on loan with Cardiff City, after having had a furious exchange with then-manager David Moyes, before rejoining Palace in the summer transfer window.

His only two senior appearances for United came in the Community Shield and League Cup back in 2013, with the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young having been preferred options on the wing.

The signings of Juan Mata and Angel di Maria, as well as the emergence of James Wilson and Andreas Pereira in 2014 have done little to improve Zaha's prospects and he is now all set to sign for the club where he started his career.