Man Utd Loan Zaha Back to Palace

Manchester United have announced it has agreed a deal to loan Wilfried Zaha back to his former club Crystal Palace on a season-long loan.

Zaha, who cost the Old Trafford club £15m from Palace in January 2013, made just two Premier League appearances for the club before spending the second half of last season on loan at Cardiff City.

Wilfried Zaha Challenged By Rafael Da Silva During a League Cup Game in 2012.
Wilfried Zaha Challenged By Rafael Da Silva During a League Cup Game in 2012.
Zaha said: “I’m just buzzing to be back, to be in and around the lads again.”

“There have been rumours for a while, but it was only yesterday that it got sorted out and I am happy because I just need to get out and play.

“The best place to come back to is Palace where I am loved.”

Having gone through the youth ranks at the south London club under the guidance of Neil Warnock, who returned for a second spell as manager on Wednesday, Zaha went on to score 18 goals in 143 appearances.

The ‘Eagles’ new boss Neil Warnock, speaking in a news conference on Thursday, had expressed optimism over the completion of the deal.

Warnock said: “We’re very close, we’ve agreed everything, there’s just a few little bits insurance-wise. The forms are signed from our end, and I’ve spoken to Wilfried.”

Palace face a trip to Newcastle on Saturday. The Selhurst Park club have signed Chris Kettings’- on a free transfer- and Fraizer Campbell from Championship side Cardiff City for a fee of £900,000 this summer.

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