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United alerted about sell-on clause as Wilfried Zaha asks for transfer

Manchester United have been alerted as Wilfried Zaha has asked to leave Crystal Palace, having inserted a sell-on clause in the deal which saw the Ivorian winger return to his boyhood club in 2015.

Wilfried Zaha was Sir Alex Ferguson’s last real signing, although Guillermo Varela technically joined before he retired, but it didn’t work out for him at Old Trafford. Zaha struggled to impress both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal and was eventually sold back to Crystal Palace, where he has revived his career.

United were smart enough to understand his potential, however, and inserted a sell-on clause in the deal. Any future sale of Zaha by Crystal Palace will mean that United are entitled to 25% of the transfer fee.

And United have been alerted after it was revealed that Zaha has asked his club to let him go.

According to The Times, Zaha has told his club that he wants to be at a new club before the squad comes back for pre-season training.

With two years remaining on his contract, Zaha would attract a large transfer sum and thus a big portion of that going to United. How that money is used remains to be seen but United will be keeping an interested eye on proceedings in London. The 28-year-old is currently valued at €45 million by Transfermarkt.

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