Manager Ian Holloway is keen for Zaha to extend his loan until 2014.
After securing promotion to the Premier League via the Championship play-off final on Monday, Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway wants to keep star striker Wilfried Zaha for one more season.
Zaha impressed at Palace so much during the 2012/13 campaign that Sir Alex Ferguson paid £10.3m to bring the young forward to Manchester United – the last signing the Scot made as Red Devils manager before retirement.
The 20-year-old was then immediately loaned back to the Eagles as a goodwill gesture from United to sweeten the transfer, with the striker instrumental in Holloway’s side reaching the play-offs.
Zaha was awarded the Man-of-the-Match prize for his efforts in Palace’s 1-0 final victory over Watford, as the Ivorian terrorised the Hornets’ defence for the entire match.
Now Holloway is hoping to bring back his loaned hit-man for another season as his team face the difficult task of trying to survive in the top tier of English football.
“I think he [Moyes] would be silly to give me him back. Now we’re up it might be realistic but who knows?” the Palace boss was said on Sky Sports.
Zaha missed just three matches of the Eagles’ Championship campaign and featured in all of their play-off fixtures; scoring a brace in the second-leg of the semi-final against Brighton to secure their place at Wembley.
The United striker has netted six more times for the south London side in the league this season, as well as providing 11 assists and becoming a regular fixture in the England under-21 side.