There was a report earlier this week that Wigan had won the race to sign the Manchester United winger Tom Cleverly on loan for the season.
Tom Cleverley – staying at Red Devils
But now we learn that wasn’t even accurate, as news yesterday that Alex Ferguson will be keeping Tom art Old Trafford next season.
Tom was outstanding on the Red Devils USA tour recently and seems to have done enough to have convinced the Scottish manager he is ready to fight for his place at Old Trafford, but just how many games he will get there is still a good question.
Alex Ferguson said:
“Tom Cleverley is going to stay,” “He is an exceptional young player in the sense of his ability to play in different positions.”
“He is such a mobile boy who can play wide on either side and in central midfield.” “Also, which he has showed at Watford last year, he is a goalscorer.”
“The days of expecting Paul Scholes to score 15 goals a season have gone now,” “We have to look at that area of the team because we must get goals from midfield.
“Tom has got outstanding qualities as far as goalscoring is concerned, so he is going to stay.”
But at least this news confirms that Tom will not be arriving on Tyneside, but we have to say that Chris Hughton seems to have an eye for a good player.
So who comes to Newcastle now?
We’d love to see young Slovakian and Manchester City winger Vladimir Weiss arrive, since it seems certain that Roberto Mancini is determined to spend over £100M this summer in the transfer market, and he may even improve the Manchester City side – who knows. 😀
But Chris will have had some back-up plan in case he didn’t get Cleverley, so now it’s back to the old waiting game to see if Newcastle will bring in another winger on loan for the season.
Any ideas on who it may be?