Manchester United winger Wilfried Zaha, currently on loan with Cardiff City, would interest Crystal Palace were he made available once again for a temporary transfer in the summer window, according to Eagles chairman Steve Parish.
Zaha was the final acquisition of the Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United, with the 21-year-old having been purchased from Palace in the January transfer window of 2013. Palace were able to retain Zaha’s services for the remainder of that season, securing promotion to the Premier League, before the youngster completed his transfer to Old Trafford.
However, Zaha appeared to fail to impress David Moyes, Ferguson’s handpicked Manchester United replacement, making only four appearances for the club before he was afforded the chance to earn extra game time in Cardiff.
It remains to be seen if Zaha will be in the Manchester United plans of Moyes next season and, if it is decided again that the player can spend another spell away from the club, then Palace would pursue a deal for their former star.
“Wilf’s a fantastic player. I certainly think that we’d be interested,” Parish told Sky Sports. “[But] Manchester United haven’t said anything official - he’s their player. If a player like that did become available then I’m sure we would be interested.”