Much speculation has surrounded the move of Crystal Palace academy product, Wilfried Zaha, from South London to the Premier League giants Manchester United

For months it was a case of "will he, won't he" but finally the young England U21 starlet finally put pen to paper and signed a five and a half year deal on 26th January 2013, being loaned back to the South London side for the remainder of the 2012/13 campaign.

The winger, 20, is not shy of the press having been a much talked about target for Premier League clubs and having recently made his England debut vs. Sweden, which will always be remembered for the wonder-goal by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zaha has been a huge part of the Crystal Palace team since he made his debut at the age of 17 against Cardiff City in March 2010 - and despite only netting 12 times in 115 appearances for the Eagles, Zaha's stand out attribute has to be his lightning footwork and blistering pace. 

The winger picks up assist after assist for the Championship team and has been instrumental for the Eagles' push for promotion to the Premier League during this campaign - which is why the deal could not have gone ahead unless the winger was to remain at Selhurst Park for the rest of this season.

Many have discussed as to whether or not the England International will be good enough in the Premier League, and most importantly, at arguably the biggest club in the world. The statistics suggest that maybe the youngster will not be up to the standards at Old Trafford

However, under Sir Alex Ferguson, Wilfried Zaha can, and hopefully will, go on to be one of the best players in the world.

The talent that Zaha oozes is what has drawn attention to him and saw him linked to many other top clubs. When he finally agreed a deal in Manchester, it came as a bit of a relief - to put an end to all the speculation once and for all. 

Will Zaha fit in to the United team though? How will he fair against some of the top defenders in the world and how will he act as support to the likes of van Persie, Welbeck and Rooney? 

Only time will tell - however, if he continues to improve in the same sort of vain as he has in recent years he will definitely become a world-beater, and the name Wilfried Zaha will be one that will be remembered for years to come.

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