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.