Transfer News: Wilfried Zaha completes loan switch from Manchester United to Cardiff City

Former Palace winger completes switch to South Wales

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Cardiff City boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has completed the signing of Wilfried Zaha from former club Manchester United as he looks to strengthen his side for a late survival bid.

The 21-year-old's protracted switch away from United has eventually been finalised, report the Daily Mail, even if it was up to the player himself to confirm.

Posing for a picture in his new Bluebirds training kit on Instagram, it appears certain that the move has finally been completed.

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The move was confirmed by the Welsh club this morning.

Zaha had been desperate to move away from Old Trafford this January after being largely ignored by David Moyes since his £15m+ transfer from Crystal Palace last season.

After completing a medical at The FA's St. George's Park complex, he is set to link up with his new teammates in South Wales.

Now in the picture to make his debut for Solskjaer's side against Norwich City this weekend, the deal couldn't have come sooner for Cardiff who haven't won in their last seven Premier League fixtures.

The former Molde manager said: "I don't think he has something to prove, he wants to play.

"He played a few games at United, but maybe not what he hoped for when he went there.

"He wants to play, to play with confidence and keep Cardiff in the Premier League."