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Zaha's United Move Confirmed

Manchester United and Crystal Palace have confirmed that a deal has been struck for Wilfried Zaha to move to Old Trafford at the end of the season.

Weeks of speculation have been ended with the announcement with the Red Devils set to shell out in the region of £15m for the 20-year-old.

The Premier League leaders will pay £10m up front with Zaha's contract is worth an initial £35,000 per week which rises over the five-and-a-half year term.

The pacey winger expressed his delight at having signed for the club but insisted that his focus was on helping Palace achieve promotion.

“I am delighted to be joining Manchester United and ending the recent speculation,” he told Crystal Palce’s official website.

"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.

“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.”

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sung the praises of his new recruit and reiterated that the club were all about nurturing talent.

"As we like to do, we sign young players with potential,” Ferguson said. “We can also develop players well here. That’s proved to be the case many times.

“Hopefully the boy will enjoy it coming here when he eventually does join us in the summer."

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