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Everton Land Cleverley From Man U On Free Transfer

Posted: Jun 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

EVERTON have confirmed the signing of midfielder Manchester United loanee, Tom Cleverley, on a free transfer.

Cleverly, 25, has agreed to a five-year deal at Goodison Park after hopes of returning to United squad under Louis van Gaal looks forlorn.

Having spent the just-concluded season on loan at Aston Villa, Manager Tim Sherwood had hoped to make the move permanent, but Cleverley opted to link up with former boss, Roberto Martinez, instead.

Cleverley played under Martinez at Wigan on another loan spell from United during the 2010-11 campaign and scored four goals in 25 appearances, as the Lancashire club avoided relegation from the Premier League.

On Cleverley’s arrival, Martinez told Everton’s official website, “We are extremely delighted to be welcoming Tom and I can think of many reasons as to why our fans will enjoy Tom representing our football club.

“The most important one is that he is a perfect fit for what we are trying to build here as he has so much experience of playing in the Premier League and he still has his best years just ahead of him.”

Cleverley, who has 13 senior caps for England, underwent a medical at the Toffees’ Finch Farm training ground on Friday June 5, 2015 and is the club’s first signing of the summer.

The deal is set be finalised on July 1 when his contract at United expires.

Cleverley’s last appearance for Villa came in the 4-0 defeat by Arsenal in the FA Cup final.