The News Of The World are reporting today that Newcastle are very close to the loan singing of 20 year-old Manchester United winger Tom Cleverley.
Tom Cleverley – Newcastle close to sealing season-long loan deal
It’s Sunday, so we should take most of the news today with a pinch of salt, although Chris Hughton has never denied he may be after loan signings Tom Cleverley and Danny Welbeck of Manchester United.
The Manchester United Basingstoke-born midfielder is one of Chris Hughton’s number one loan targets, and news today that Cleverley is ready to sign a new deal at Old Trafford, but also wants Premier League experience.
Cleverley is said to be keen on a loan deal to St. James’ Park for next season
And it seems the Newcastle club have been very busy in recent weeks in putting together a loan deal for the entire season, and the Tyneside club seem confident they can seal the loan deal for Cleverley.
The England Under-21 international (6 caps) played 35 games with 11 goals for Watford last season, but suffered a serious knee ligament injury towards the end of the season.
However, Tom, who turns 21 in August, is hopeful of being fit by then, and Newcastle are hoping he will be on Tyneside to celebrate his 21st birthday.