St James’ Park side want Old Trafford wide-man.
Man United have agreed to sell winger Wilfried Zaha for a cut-price £7m fee and this has alerted Newcastle United according to the Daily Mirror.
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The 21 year old moved to Old Trafford in January 2013, before finishing the 2012/13 campaign helping his Crystal Palace to secure a Premier League return, and last term was handed just 28 minutes of top tier action before former boss David Moyes decided to send the England international to Cardiff City on a loan deal.
The £15m signing is seemingly not part of Louis van Gaal’s plans and now Magpies boss Alan Pardew will look to persuade owner Mike Ashley to dig out his wallet.
Ashley has no qualms about selling Newcastle United’s top talents and Pardew will hope to use some of the £23m made from the sale of Yohan Cabaye to PSG in January to fund a bid for Zaha.
Zaha may well be keen on a fresh challenge and his chances of breaking into van Gaal’s first team set-up seem steep given the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata, Ashley Young, Nani and Luis Antonio Valencia barring his progress.
Newcastle United boss Pardew may feel Zaha could be an ideal replacement for French winger Hatem Ben Arfa, who has blown hot and cold over the past couple of seasons.