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Zaha Signs for United, Will Finish Season at Crystal Palace
Daily Telegraph, January 25th, 2013 12:20PM

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Manchester United finalized a deal to bring Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha to Old Trafford next season for close to $24 million. The 20-year-old will sign a long-term contract with United this weekend but will then be loaned back to Palace for the remainder of the season, as he seeks to help the London club win promotion to the Premier League.

"I have been at Palace for more than 10 years, I will always love the club and I want to help get them back to the Premier League, particularly for the fans who have always been so good to me," Zaha said. "I am delighted to be joining Manchester United and ending the recent speculation. However my focus for the next five months will be solely at Crystal Palace."

The addition of Zaha, who some have compared to United legend George Best, raises questions about the long-term future of Portuguese winger Nani, who has failed to agree to a new contract so far.

"This is a great deal for the club and the player," said Palace co-chairman Steve Parish. "We would like to thank Wilf for all he has done for the club and we all wish him well when he joins Manchester United in the summer. But it was essential to Wilf and ourselves that he stayed at Palace for the remainder of this season to help the club with its main aim of promotion to the Premier League."

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