Newcastle Miss Out On Cleverley – Joins Wigan On Loan

Disappointing news this morning that Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley will spend the season on loan at Wigan.

Tom Cleverley – joins Wigan on loan

That’s a bit of a surprise but we have to think one reason Wigan won out is that manager Roberto Martinez could guarantee a start fr the Old Trafford youngster.

However Wigan will be one of those clubs fighting it out with Newcastle next season, so they have gained a good player, just as Newcastle have lost the possibility of having a budding star in their ranks for next season.

Cleverley turns 21 next Thursday,  and has been Newcastle’s number one loan target over the summer, so we’re not sure who might arrive now, although Vladimir Weiss from Manchester City would be good.

Tom certainly impressed on Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States and scored two good goals while over there.

We expected there to be a decision on Cleverley this week, now he was back from the US, but were hoping it would have been Newcastle who were successful.

Oh well – upward and onward.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Aug 5, 2010 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #1

    Not suprised on this. All indicators showed Ferguson demanded 1st team for this lad if on loan. At least he cannot dictate team selection at NUFC. Weiss a better option along with ben Arfa.

  • terencemag

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    Comment #2

    Good news,
    we don’t need a player from a corruption team.

  • Brisvegas

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Only according to the Daily Mail. According to the Mirror, Bolton are favourites. It’s unbelievable that people still believe what British tabloids say.

  • bobby_ollox

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #4

    Not so bothered – using loan players in the championship was barely acceptable – in the premiership it is completely unacceptable. We shouldnt be building a team for the future using players we know are not going to be there next year.

  • Brutooon

    Aug 5, 2010 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #5

    go for WEISS, not on a loan basis but permanent!

    Weiss, Ben Arfa !

    we will got a good team if we got both players

  • Mags

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Well just to add to the mix, Talksport say he is going to the mackems down the road.

  • Thump

    Aug 5, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m not disappointed at all. In fact, I’m happy about it.

    @Mags: who? Ben Arfa or Weiss?

  • Artemus

    Aug 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #8

    Agreed. We don’t need to spend our time making players better for Man U. You won’t play a loanee in front of your own youngsters, and if you don’t have a youngster at that position, a transfer is what you need.

  • slazberger

    Aug 5, 2010 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #9

    i still don’t know how people cant see the benifits of getting loan players.

    plus i cant see anything official on this story on the net. if he chooses to go somewhere else then fine thas his decision but if we sign him then i will welcome him to the club.

  • Darling27

    Aug 5, 2010 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #10

    We didn’t need him anyway!!! How many midfielders do we have???

  • Darling27

    Aug 5, 2010 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Central midfielders that is.

  • howay man

    Aug 5, 2010 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #12

    don’t need cleverly, weiss and ben arfa and we are done I reckon

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 5, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #13

    Well I mark that down as a definite 3 pointer.

    It’s painful going cold turkey, boys and girls, so we need to beat this addiction before it begins to rot our youth development program. Always remember our motto, kids:


  • Toontastico

    Aug 5, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #14

    Good to see were all in agreement for once eh!!?

  • Obafan

    Aug 5, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Hope this is true, cause it would be a huge mistake if he came and needed to play in the 1st team. It is normal that Ferguson wants that, but not in Newcastle.

  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 5, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #16

    I do think that this would have been a good loan signings, from what ive seen of pre-season and at watford he really could have done a job for us. Scored a cracker of a goal in the USA.

    However, if fergie demanded guarenteed first team football, then we are right not to promise it.

    Henri Landsbury i thought looked just as good if not better at watford last season.

  • xfer

    Aug 5, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #17

    Wouldnt mind him, but since SAF wanted first team football, we couldnt promise that with what we already have. Or maybe CH had Ben Arfa arranged. I hope so anyway.

  • andrewc

    Aug 6, 2010 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #18

    Sky Sports News are saying this morning that Man Utd won’t let Cleverley out on loan this season. The only ones they will send out on loan are Welbeck and Diouf who they say are going to Sunderland (Welbeck) and Blackburn (Diouf).


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