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Palace keen to loan Manchester United-bound star again

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Crystal Palace are keen to bring back playoff hero Wilfried Zaha next season and will hold talks with Manchester United in the coming weeks, according to The Times.

Palace boss Ian Holloway wants to speak to his Old Trafford counterpart David Moyes about another loan switch for Zaha, who signed for United in a £15m move in January before he was loaned back to Selhurst Park until the end of the season.

And he helped the Eagles to the Premier League on Monday, winning the penalty in the playoff final against Watford as Holloway's side won 1-0. He also bagged two goals in the 2-0 semi-final aggregate win over Brighton, capping a stunning individual campaign for the 20-year-old winger.

After the Wembley win on Monday, a victory that sealed Palace's return to the Premier League following an eight-year absence, Holloway said of Moyes: "He would be silly to give him back, but now we are up it might be realistic.

"Wilf's little run for the penalty was almost unplayable. Games like this are won and lost on moments of genius."

Zaha won his first call-up to the England squad for the friendly against Sweden last year, and agreed his big-money move to United in the January transfer window.

He's expected to join up with the United squad for pre-season this summer, where he'd compete with Ashley Young, Nani and Antonio Valencia for a first-team place on the wing.

But Palace, who were in administration just three seasons ago, will give Holloway access to a portion of the £60m earned in television income from Premier League promotion, and the former-Blackpool boss could look to tempt Zaha back to the club that brought him through from academy to first-team.

The youngster will exceptional for Palace on Monday. Full of tricks and flicks, he tied ex-Italy international Marco Cassetti in knots before winning the extra-time penalty that sent the south London club up.

And you can check out some of his best skills from the match in the video below...

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