Ian Holloway admits he tried to sign Wilfried Zaha on deadline day

Ian Holloway, Crystal Palace manager, has admitted that he tried to sign back Wilfried Zaha on loan from Manchester United on the final day of the transfer window.

Holloway revealed that he contacted Manchester United and David Moyes “just in case” there was a slim chance of taking Wilfried Zaha back on loan deal.

Manchester United signed Zaha from Crystal Palace back in January, as part of the deal United loaned the England winger back to Crystal Palace for the remainder of the season, in which he helped them get promotion to the Premier League.

Wilfried Zaha

Speaking ahead of this weekends fixtures to their club website, Holloway said:

“I have asked about a loan for Wilfried Zaha but David [Moyes] will select him at the right time

“I asked about him in the last day of the transfer window…just in case.”

Manchester United take on Crystal Palace in there second home game of the season this Saturday lunch-time, with new signing Marouane Fellaini likely to make his debut.

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2 Comments

  1. Him doing this does not suprise me. Holloway has shown he has no plan by mass buying useless players, leaving those signings out of the 25 man squad which is absolutely rediculous, absurd and disrespectful to those 2 players. He has wasted a lot of money on gayle. 4-6 million pound for a player who didn’t really set the championship alight. He does have great potential but would I trust a player with 20 caps in the championship with my survival in the premiership. No I would not

  2. I think if you polled every single Palace fan as to whether they would rather Ian Holloway was their manager or ‘Steve’, I think Holloway would get 100% of the vote.

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