'We'll have a conversation' - Crystal Palace admit interest in Manchester United man

Wilfried Zaha

Crystal Palace's Steve Parish has admitted that the club will try and strike a deal for Manchester United's Wilfried Zaha if he becomes available this summer.

Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish has admitted that the Eagles will look to sign Wilfried Zaha this summer, should the opportunity arise.

The Manchester United winger has found first team chances limited and, after only one season at Old Trafford, has found his future speculated about a lot during this transfer window.

As a result, Palace have been one of the teams suggested to be interested in signing the fleet-footed attacker and Parish has done little to quiet this rumours.

He said: “We’ll have to wait and see and Palace fans will have to wait and see. Certainly if he’s available, I’m sure it’s one me and the manager will be having a conversation about.”

Zaha made a name for himself at Palace before completing a move to United, which looks to have blocked his development as a player.

The two-time England international tore apart defences as the Eagles reached the Premier League and his form was enough to alert the attention of the Red Devil’s hierarchy to his ability.

It meant that he completed a £10 million move to Old Trafford, but since his first-team chances have been limited.

Zaha has made just two appearances for United and was even sent out on loan to Cardiff City towards the back end of the last campaign in the hope that the move could revitalise him.

However, with Louis van Gaal in charge – and immediately stamping his authority on the team – Zaha is considered as one of seven players who could be allowed to leave Old Trafford this summer.

It is thought that the deal between the clubs will be a loan, if it is completed, as Van Gaal is loathed to sell a player with as much skill as Zaha and it could be just the move to kick-start the 21-year-old’s career again.

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