Manchester United and Louis van Gaal began a complete overhaul of the first-team squad in the summer, with several players leaving the club permanently or on loan as the gaffer made his intentions clear. One of those players was Tom Cleverley.
The England international was widely expected to sign for Everton on a permanent deal, but Cleverley himself rejected the move to reunite with Roberto Martinez.
Instead a loan move to Aston Villa came to fruition, and the midfielder has done alright for his new club. According to The Mirror, Villa are all set to make that move permanent when the transfer window opens in January.
A tasty £7.5million could be heading United’s way for Cleverley, despite the fact that he could leave on a free this summer. Villa don’t want to run that risk, and are prepared to pay a hefty fee to keep hold of his services for the long-term.
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