A couple of Manchester United players have been reported to be close to making their way to Cardiff City. Those two players are Fabio da Silva and Wilfried Zaha.
It’s not shocking news at all. Both these players weren’t having enough playing time at Old Trafford and an away move by them was always a possibility. However, no official statement has been released yet either by United or Cardiff.
According to the reporters, Zaha is likely to be placed on loan, while Silva’s move would be permanent.
Zaha had been signed by United about 12 months ago, but, he hasn’t been given even one starting opportunity in the Premier league so far. He would definitely be happy with a loan move to Cardiff as he would not lack playing time at the Wales club.
Apart from paying the salary of the player, Cardiff would pay an additional amount of 1.5 million Pounds to United to have Zaha till the end of the ongoing season.
The 21 years old English forward is understood to go through medical test in about two days’ time. However, he would not be able to represent the Bluebirds in their upcoming league game against United because according to the rules of the EPL, a player who has been placed on loan can’t take on his parent club.
As far as Silva is concerned, he too was a loan candidate initially, but, because of the fact that his contract at Old Trafford would finish next summer, Moyes thought that getting transfer fee for him would be a better option.
Silva has spent almost 7 years at Old Trafford till now. He has played only 22 league games in that duration He had spent the entire last season at Queens Park rangers playing on loan.