Manchester United have agreed a 17 million pounds deal with Crystal Palace to sign Wilfried Zaha in July.
The 20-year-old will have a medical in Manchester on Friday and is set to complete is switch to Old Trafford in July.
The Eagles’ winger will be loaned back to Selhurst Park after signing a five-and-a-half year deal with the Premier League leaders.
Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted to have beaten Arsenal to the highly-rated youngster’s signature.
“We like to sign players with potential. We can develop players here. That’s been proven many times. Hopefully the boy will enjoy coming here,” the 71-year-old told reporters.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “There will be no further comment by any party until Wilfried joins United in July 2013.”