Manchester United have confirmed a deal has been agreed with Crystal Palace for the signing of 20-year-old winger Wilfried Zaha, who will join the Old Trafford club in July.
A fee of £15 million is reported to have been enough for Manchester United to secure the signature of the England international, who was also linked with a transfer to Arsenal.
Zaha is having a medical with Manchester United on Friday and, as expected, Sir Alex Ferguson will allow the youngster to finish the season with Crystal Palace as the south London club push from promotion to the Premier League.
“I am delighted to be joining Manchester United and ending the recent speculation. I would like to thank the owners at Palace for making the move possible, however my focus for the next five months will be solely at Crystal Palace, Zaha told the official Crystal Palace website."
"I have been at Palace for more than 10 years, I will always love the club and I want to help get them get back to the Premier League, particularly for the fans who have always been so good to me.”
Manchester United said in a statement on their official website that no further comment would be made on the transfer until Zaha officially moves to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window.
Crystal Palace co-owner Steve Parish, meanwhile, has described the agreement as a 'great deal' for the Championship side.
“I feel this a great deal for the club and the player. 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," he told CPFC.co.uk.
"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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