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Thomas Cleverley | Midfielder

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 148

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Tom Cleverley became the second Aston Villa player to be replaced during the win over Leicester at Villa Park on Sunday when the Manchester United loanee limped to the sidelines with a foot injury.
The midfielder had been a slight doubt prior to the match but made the starting eleven after passing a late fitness test, however as the game progressed it became evident that Cleverley would be unable to continue. Paul Lambert confirmed he would be assessed on Monday along with team mate Ashley Westwood who will have a scan to determine the extent of his knee ligament injury following a foul by Jamie Vardy. Villa are already struggling defensively because of injury but the good news is that Ron Vlaar returned to full training on Saturday while Philippe Senderos is expected to play again before the end of the year. Dec 7 - 4:34 PM


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Thomas Cleverley has enjoyed his start at Aston Villa with a few good performances.

Cleverley was fantastic in Villa's win over Liverpool and was decent in their defeats to Chelsea and Arsenal, despite Villa losing both of those games. The entire Villa squad was simply overmatched in those two matches so we can't really blame the midfielder for the losses. Cleverley is not a great fantasy option due to his lack of attacking prowess but he should continue starting as one of the Villa's best real life players.
Oct 1 - 11:17 PM

Tom Cleverley completed a loan move to Aston Villa on Tuesday.

25-year-old Cleverley has signed a season-long deal at Villa with the option of a permanent £7.5 million move in January, following a remarkable 24 hours of frantic negotiations. Paul Lambert’s late bid on Monday night was agreed by the Premier League more than 16 hours after the transfer deadline once the "deal sheet" sent through had been fully reviewed and verified. Cleverley is hoping the move can revitalise his flagging career, both at club level and in an international sense, as the midfielder looks to break back in to Roy Hodgson's England squad.
Sep 3 - 3:59 AM

Manchester United have reportedly accepted an £8million bid from Aston Villa for oft-criticized midfielder Tom Cleverley.

It wasn't long ago that Tom Cleverley was in contention for the honor of "next big thing" for Manchester United and England. After a couple seasons where he failed to show significant progress he has gone from hot prospect to maligned suspect. Perhaps a move away from the spotlight and to a club where he might have a chance to play more is exactly what the player needs to revitalize a flagging career. The price is a little steep for Villa but there is certainly upside if Cleverley realizes all or even some of his potential.
Source: Twitter.com
Aug 28 - 1:21 PM

Reports in Spain and England have Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera in Manchester ahead of a move to the Red Devils.

With Tom Cleverley's development stalled and Marouane Fellaini seemingly a poor fit, Manchester United are looking to add quality to their midfield in the form of Ander Herrera. A move to United was heavily rumored last summer amid reports of a botched attempt to buy him as the transfer window closed. It appears that Ed Woodward will succeed for Louis van Gaal where he failed for David Moyes and close the deal for a midfielder who can contribute to the attack and while anchoring the defense.
Jun 24 - 11:23 AM

Reports out of Manchester via ESPNFC indicate that Manchester United are feeling increasingly confident in their ability to land Toni Kroos as part of a massive rebuilding plan over the summer.

After a disastrous season by United's standards, the team and new manager Louis van Gaal will be buoyed by news of a young star like Kroos joining their ranks. With Luke Shaw also heavily linked and a transfer budget that could yield 3 or 4 additional big names, United could be in a position to rebound quickly from their lost season. Before United supporters get TOO excited though, it isn't unreasonable to think that this is a tactic by Kroos' people to secure a better deal at Bayern as his current deal is set to expire after next season.
Source: ESPNFC.com
May 20 - 2:08 PM

Tom Cleverley has recovered from the double vision he suffered at Fulham this weekend and is in the squad to face Real Sociedad in the Champions League.

I'm a little surprised that double vision - which to me indicated concussion - has been cleared so quickly. However, neither Jonny Evans nor Rafael, who also only played a half at the weekend, traveled to Spain.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 11:35:00 AM

Tom Cleverley won't be considered for the weekend's match against Stoke City as he is still recovering from a calf injury.

Fri, Oct 25, 2013 03:03:00 PM

With Thiago Alcantara headed to Bayern Munich Manchester United must come up with an alternative transfer strategy for their midfield.

There have been many names suggested as options to supplant Tom Cleverley, Ryan Giggs and Shinji Kagawa in the attacking midfield role at Old Trafford. Today sees a repetition of the Cesc Fabregas rumor. There have also been recent mentions of Luka Modric as an option while Marouane Fellaini has been a constant drum beat all summer. Outside of Fellaini - who has stated a preference not to play as an attacking midfielder - the question remains as to why Barcelona or Real Madrid would want to sell.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 07:36:00 AM

Manchester United are reported to be the leading contender for the signature of Barcelona and Spain U21 star Thiago Alcantara.

If I'm Tom Cleverley (or any of United's other central midfielders) I'm not worried about this one really. Alcantara would be a great get for United but with Xavi (33) and Iniesta (29) getting older Fabregas and Thiago are the likely successors and Barcelona seem unlikely to sell either. Alcantara's star turn in Spain's U21 championship match against Italy just makes it that much less likely that Barcelona will be willing to sell the talented 22 year-old.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 10:27:00 AM

Manchester United are rumored - in separate reports - to be in negotiations to bring one or both of Cesc Fabregas and Thiago Alcantara to Old Trafford.

Either Barcelona player would be a significant upgrade to the United midfield. While Fabregas is the more proven player there is the matter of Arsenal having the right of first refusal if he were to return to the Premier League. Alcantara has not played as much first team football but he is a younger and, presumably, cheaper alternative. If either transaction comes to fruition United will be significantly improved while Tom Cleverley and other current central midfielders will likely see less playing time.
Source: TeamTalk.com
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM