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Wilfried Zaha says he’s “glad to be back permanently” at Crystal Palace

Southampton v Crystal Palace - FA Cup Fourth Round

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 24: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace is challenged by Matt Targett of Southampton during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on January 24, 2015 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

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Wilfried Zaha is headed back to Crystal Palace.

Zaha was a hotshot prospect when he left Palace for Manchester United in a 2013 deal worth close to $23 million, and he spent two loan stints with the Eagles once he moved to Old Trafford, as well as another loan to Cardiff City.

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He was 20 then, and made a total of 4 appearances for United in his time away from Selhurst Park. Zaha was considered a target for current Palace boss Alan Pardew when he held the same post at Newcastle United.

Sky Sports reports that it’s a five-and-a-half year deal and an undisclosed fee. Zaha says he’s happy to be home.

Glad to be back permanently and appreciate all the messages #CPFC #home

— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) February 2, 2015

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