Zaha leaves Man Utd for Crystal Palace in permanent move

Crystal Palace have completed the permanent signing of winger Wilfried Zaha, who had been on loan at the club from Manchester United, the Guardian has reported.

Zaha began his career at Selhurst Park before making a January 2013 move to Old Trafford. He returned to Palace on loan for the rest of the season before joining up with United, but made only four appearances under David Moyes before he returned to the Eagles on a season-long loan in August.

The 22-year-old, who also had a spell on loan at Cardiff City during his United tenure, has made 19 appearances for Palace this season, scoring once. It’s believed Zaha has cost Palace an initial £3m with add-ons potentially to follow, United having paid more than £10m to sign the player originally. Palace also paid a loan fee for Zaha at the start of the season.

Zaha joins Yaya Sanogo in moving to Palace in the January transfer window, as well as left-back Pape Souare and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Jordon Mutch. Palace are 13th in the league table, four points clear of the bottom three.

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