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Thomas Cleverley | Midfielder

Team: Everton
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 148

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez confirmed that Tom Cleverley is fully fit after returning from an ankle injury, but the midfielder needs to regain match fitness before he is cleared to play.
Said Martinez: "Tom is fully fit now. He had a little bit of a cold over the weekend that stopped him from training but he is back now and it is about making sure he gets in enough work in order to be considered 100 per cent. He is not far away from being available for the squad." The former Manchester United midfielder could face his former team in Aston Villa this weekend if he is deemed ready to return after starting the first four games of the season before succumbing to injury. Nov 19 - 4:35 AM

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Tom Cleverley is targeting a return against his former club this weekend after working his way back to full fitness following an ankle ligament injury.

Cleverley spent a successful loan period at Villa Park during 2014/15 after the midfielder slipped down the pecking order at Old Trafford. The 26-year-old had lost his place in the Three Lions squad and Cleverley jumped at the chance of joining Paul Lambert at Aston Villa [initially as part of a season long loan deal]. However, following a change of manager, Cleverley saw his future elsewhere and the former United player moved to Everton on a permanent deal last summer. Cleverley continued his form from the previous season and quickly established himself under Martinez before he was injured at White Hart Lane in game week four. But after missing almost 3-months, Cleverley is back "and raring to go," and will come into contention for Saturdays’ game.
Nov 18 - 1:07 PM

Roberto Martinez confirmed the return of Tom Cleverley, Bryan Oviedo and Steven Pienaar for the under-21s this week "was a significant boost."

Cleverley will be assessed during the next two training sessions and could be in line for a return this weekend "From a medical point of view I would say Tom will be 100 per cent. It’s just trying to work on his match fitness more than anything," Martinez said. "Oviedo is fully fit," but the club will take a more cautious approach with Pienaar given his problems over the past 12 months. "He’s been missed immensely. He's a different profile in our squad, the way he gets on the ball and links up." Leighton Baines "is progressing very well," with Mo Besic, Tony Hibbert and Aiden McGeady. "We are getting close to having a full squad." Kevin Mirallas has had some niggles [plus suspension] "but he's been working really hard and is really important for us."
Oct 22 - 6:04 AM

Tom Cleverley is set for an extended spell out after the 26 year-old was stretchered off just moments before the break at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

As the clock ticked towards half-time Cleverley made a lung bursting run towards the Tottenham box before a strong Eric Dier challenge halted his progress. The impact of the tackle - and subsequent follow through – caught the Everton midfielder who instantly signalled to the bench for assistance. The medical team were able to confirm at HT that Cleverley had suffered a "serious" ankle injury although the extent was still unknown. However post-match Roberto Martinez did provide an update "[we are a] little more positive now" as it only appears to be ligament damage which is "minor" in comparison. It could take up-to a week for a full diagnosis but Cleverley is expected to miss at least a month in the first instance.
Aug 29 - 7:40 PM

Everton have confirmed the £4.3 million transfer off winger Gerard Deulofeu from Barcelona…

Everton fans will be delighted to see the return of Deulofeu on a permanent basis, after making a big impact during a loan spell in season 2013/14. Then just 19-years-old, the skillful winger started nine PL matches and featured in another 16 from the bench, scoring four goals and demonstrating the quality you’d expect from a Barcelona academy product. He struggled to make a breakthrough at Camp Nou though and spent much of last season on loan at Europa League winning Seville. But Roberto Martinez never lost gave up his pursuit and at £4.3 million, Everton look to have done a sound bit of business. The Spaniard is the club’s second signing of the summer after bringing in midfielder Tom Cleverley on a free from Manchester United.
Jun 25 - 9:50 AM

Everton look to have secured the services on Tom Cleverley for the next five years, following his release from Manchester United.

Aston Villa had hoped to make his season loan a permanent deal after an upturn in fortunes for club and player in the final quarter of the season. But Tom looks likely to tread the path of previous United rejects Phil Neville and Darron Gibson. He could be joined by Aaron Lennon too – the Tottenham loanee, who contributed two goals and three assists in his 15 matches since January, has told his parent club he is only interested in a move to Goodison. Solid if unspectacular business from Martinez.
Jun 4 - 3:12 PM

Everton are reportedly leading the race to sign Tom Cleverley.

Cleverley never really impressed much at Manchester United so he was loaned out to Aston Villa this past season. The midfielder is available on a free transfer and is being pursued by a number of clubs after an impressive second half of the season with Aston Villa. He lacks the goalscoring and phantom stats to be a very impressive fantasy players, but he can be a solid piece to a Premier League team that can contribute on a weekly basis. Everton will be making a solid move if they can get him, but don't expect him to be a fantasy star.
Jun 4 - 5:29 AM

The Liverpool Echo are reporting that Tom Cleverley is in talks with Everton over a move to the Goodison Park club amidst interest from Aston Villa, Arsenal and Southampton.

That Aston Villa, where Cleverley enjoyed a productive loan spell, and Everton, the home of loan boss Roberto Martinez from Cleverley's time with Wigan, comes as little surprise. What does come as something of a surprise are the links to Arsenal, who are stocked with central midfielders, and Southampton who may not be quite as stocked but are, none-the-less, not exactly struggling for central midfielders. If the rumors are true then Tim Sherwood and Villa are going to have a hard time getting their man. Cleverley's contract with Manchester United is up and he will be able to move to a new club on a free transfer this summer.
Jun 1 - 5:22 PM

Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley is on loan at Aston Villa after struggling to find a home at Old Trafford but is available on a free-transfer this summer.

A number of teams are interested in signing Cleverley on a free-transfer this summer including Aston Villa, Everton, Arsenal, and Wolfsburg. The midfielder has been solid at Aston Villa this season and has regained some of his form. He's even found a goal-scoring touch in the past few weeks that is raising his value. He will decide his future at the end of the season, but if he stays in the Premier League, he will likely only be a fantasy option in deep leagues or leagues that reward a variety of phantom points.
Source: Sky Sports
May 11 - 1:11 PM

Tom Cleverley scored to give Aston Villa a 1-0 win over West Ham United.

Jack Grealish made a nice run down the left side and set up Cleverley perfectly for a tap-in for the only goal of the game. This was Cleverley's third goal in three matches as the Manchester United loanee is showing flashes of goal scoring ability. Aston Villa are now four points above the relegation zone and the points were extremely important as Leicester City and Sunderland also picked up wins this weekend. West Ham are still comfortable in 10th place, but Sam Allardyce's job is in question.
Source: Sky Sports
May 9 - 12:32 PM

Tom Cleverley is ineligible to face Manchester United due to his loan terms.

Cleverley is on loan at Aston Villa and his loan terms prevent him from facing Manchester United. He has not been a great fantasy options this season and has recently struggled with some injuries as well, so even when he returns next weekend, he won't make for a great fantasy choice.
Apr 2 - 2:22 PM

A groin problem threatens to sideline Tom Cleverley as injuries begin to mount at Villa although the timely return of Joe Cole [hamstring] could provide the perfect tonic as Tim Sherwood insists the attacking midfielder still has something to offer during the season run-in.

Cole was injured as Sherwood came on-board back in February and hasn’t featured since but now that the player is approaching full fitness the new Villa boss feels the former England international can still affect games "He can score and he can assist." Regardless of whether Cleverley recovers prior to GW31 the Manchester United loanee won’t be eligible for the trip to Old Trafford under the terms of his agreement which could hand Cole his chance. With no fewer than [11] players currently sidelined Villa will be hoping the international break will be kind with Christian Benteke, Jores Okore, Alan Hutton, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Delph and Carles Gil all currently representing their countries.
Source: The Mirror
Mar 26 - 8:27 AM

Tom Cleverley and Ciaran Clark both faces late tests ahead of Aston Villa's Week 20 match against Crystal Palace.

Cleverley is struggling with a foot issue and Clark has a back problem, causing both of them to lack fitness. Neither is expected to play 90 minutes, so you can avoid them in fantasy this weekend. Nathan Baker, Philippe Senderos, Libor Kozak and Ashley Westwood are all ruled out.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Paul Lambert wants to secure the services of Tom Cleverley on a permanent deal.

Cleverley is on loan from Manchester United until the end of the year but Aston Villa have the option to make that into a permanent move. The kicker is that the option will expire at the end of January. Lambert wants to get a deal done by that time or risk losing him to a Premier League rival in the summer. The cost to get Cleverley to stay is £7.5million. Look for Villa to spend the money as they need Cleverley in their fight to stay in the Premier League.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 02:07:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:34:00 PM