Other Clubs Pursuing Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley

Chris Hughton is currently on holiday with his family.

Tom Cleverley – while at Watford last season

But according to the Newcastle Journal this morning, he has tried hard to tie up a season long loan deal for Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley before leaving with his family.

Chris will be looking at loan signings and free agents this summer to strengthen his squad, with little or no money being made available for transfers, because of the financial plight at the club.

With all the publicity about Cleverley and Newcastle, it now seems a cast iron certainty that Cleverley is wanted at Newcastle, at least initially on a loan deal.

But recently Chris also indicated he was also interested in bringing Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere to the club, and striker Danny Welbeck from Manchester United has also been mentioned as a possible loan signing.

But there are also other clubs after Cleverley, and Manchester United may still keep the lad at Old Trafford  next season, but that has to be a long shot with Tom wanting regular first team football in the Premiership, which he will not get at the Red Devils next season.

Cleverley scored 11 goals in 35 appearances on loan at Watford last season and Hughton is known to be a big admirer of the Basinkstoke-born player.

If Chris made every effort to tie up Cleverley before he left on vacation, and there is no news of him signing on at Newcastle on loan, we have to assume that Chris failed in his mission – at least for now.

One of the advantages of getting a  good young player on loan is that he could become attached to the club, and potentially sign on full time at Newcastle.

Certainly Chelsea’s 19 year-old Dutch full-back Patrick Aanholt waxed lyrical about the Newcastle club after he played 7 games in January and early February for the Tyneside club. Hopefully he is a future target for the Tyneside club.

So we don’t see too much new news in the Journal article today about Cleverley – since we already knew he was a Newcastle target – and we still haven’t apparently tied him up on a season-long loan deal.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • repo

    May 25, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #1

    emm thats not him in that pic and how do you know he is on hoilday.?

    lazy reports and false info and pic..

  • Ericles

    May 25, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Getting fed up with all this smoke and mirrors speculation. Why do we not face up to reality and realise that no players from Man U or Arsenal are coming on loan to NUFC this year! Even the Journal now is sinking into the innacurate mire of pre-season speculation with no credit to themselves or the region. CH is on holiday with his family. Ashley is where? Lame-arse is where? Just because their registration is with Man U or Arsenal it does mean they are good enough for NUFC!!!

  • Ericles

    May 25, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Should read “does not mean..”

  • Ruvio

    May 25, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    That’s not Tom Cleverly….or a watford shirt

  • repo

    May 25, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    what you expect its nufc.blog load of crap..

  • Charlietoon

    May 25, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #6

    Why dont you fark off then repo? No one is begging to hear your insightful comments are they?

  • tomlkier

    May 25, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #7

    That is Tom Cleverley, it was when he was on loan at Leicester in 2009.

  • Thump

    May 25, 2010 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Repo, why do you come here? All I ever do is see you complaining. If you don’t like it, do one.

  • Davies

    May 25, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Ericles; do you sepnd a lot of time on conspiracy websites. You generally seem more interested in slagging of Ashley than you do supporting your club. Get a grip mate.

    Repo; shut up, there’s a good lad.

  • G

    May 25, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #10

    lols @ post 9

  • cupiddstunt

    May 25, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Davies you are right on there, ericles appears to think there is a gunman on every grassy knoll and as for repo well I just wish someone would and do us all a favour.

    A huge pair of tits and not a bit of cleavage between them 🙂

  • JSYproject

    May 25, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #12

    haha what a belter.. well done davies mate 🙂


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