Manchester United are finally closing in on securing the signing of the young England International Wilfried Zaha, according to The Daily Telegraph. The publication suggests that a £12 million deal will be completed this week.
It was initially thought that Zaha was on his way to Tottenham after United took a bit of a back seat in the deal, but the paper claims that privately, the deal has been secured already between both clubs and will be officially announced soon.
The deal would apparently see an agreement involved, meaning that Zaha will be a United player officially, but he will be loaned back to Crystal Palace for the rest of the season, because the London club want to keep the striker for the remainder of the season for their own promotion push.
The 20-year old is highly rated in England and after featuring regularly in the International youth teams, he recently earned his first call up to the senior squad. Reportedly there were many Premier League sides looking to strike a deal for the youngster, but it was United Boss Sir Alex Ferguson who really pushed for the deal.
The Ivory Coast-born player has been at Palace since 2002, when he burst into their youth academy and it wasn't to be long before he impressed so much to be offered his first full time professional contract, he has continued to be a key member of Palace's starting line up, scoring 15 goals for them since 2010.
Zaha is a clever and quick attacker who has the ability to play as a striker or on the wing, he can offer a dangerous outlet in both positions and it is his versatility as well as his talent that has made the player so appealing.938373