Crystal Palace lead race to sign Zaha

Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace are leading the race to sign the Manchester United outcast Wilfried Zaha, reports Metro. The attacking midfielder has failed to make a lasting impression since moving to Old Trafford in January 2013 – he was one of Sir Alex Ferguson’s last significant purchases at the club.

Palace are hopeful that Zaha can rediscover his talents at Selhurst Park, however, after he originally made a name for himself as an Eagle. Zaha left Palace to join United, but could be about to make the opposite switch after just 18 months. It is believed that the original deal will be a loan move, with the opportunity to transfer to the London club permanently should Palace retain their top flight status next year.

However, Tony Pulis is by no means the only manager with an interest in the young Englishman, as Zaha has reportedly agreed provisional terms with a host of Premier League clubs. Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United are alternative options as the attacker looks to get his career back on track.

Palace remain favourites to sign him, however, despite the opposition. It is believed that Zaha would favour a move back to his original club, at which he had enjoyed so much personal success. His career has just never taken off at United, and a loan spell at Cardiff City last season was equally disappointing.

Updated: August 13, 2014 — 12:30 pm
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