Vital Football

Latest Everton FC News

Did Aston Villa beat Everton in Cleverley chase?

Did Aston Villa beat Everton in Cleverley chase?

Despite the transfer window closing there was one final twist for Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley.

Transfer deadline day started with Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley reportedly snubbing Everton, but the day ended with Everton snubbing Cleverley.

Rumours linking Everton with the Manchester United midfielder had been strong throughout the summer.

But as the transfer window deadline drew near it looked like the 24-year-old who had been made surplus to requirements by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal would not be making the move to Everton and instead would be joining Aston Villa.

According to the Express after speaking with Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane over the weekend he only had eyes for a move to Villa Park, whilst other reports said that the two clubs had agreed an £8million transfer last week.

The only stumbling block was on wages and as that dragged on it would seem that Everton turned his head once again.

So as the link to Everton built up once again on Monday, the Telepgraph stated that Cleverley took the gamble that he wanted to join Everton, calling a halt to his talks with Villa.

The problem for him though was that Everton were not prepared to do a permanent deal, with Sky Sports News reporting that Everton wanted a loan deal and Manchester United wanted to sell.

Both sides failed to agree anything and so it looked like Cleverley would remain unwanted at Manchester United.

But Tuesday saw Cleverley leave Old Trafford on loan.

But not to Everton, as he popped back up at Aston Villa.

The two sides agreeing a season-long loan move for the 25-year-old.

For the deal to have gone through on Tuesday, both sides would have to have struck the deal late on transfer deadline day and requested an extension, which was then approved by the Premier League's board.

So the question is, did Everton miss out? Did we change our minds? Or were we never interested to begin with?

Vital Everton is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forums but you can also write an article to be published on the website or a suggest a poll so you can air your views.

Join Vital Everton





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Yak
Date:Wednesday September 3 2014
Time: 11:00AM

Comments

0
If we really wanted him, we could've had him, from the sounds of it he really fancied a move to Everton, and I think that was the reason why he had ridiculous was demands for Villa, in order to try and force United to deal with us, but we were never going to pay the 8mil fee like Villa were prepared to do. As for a loan, couldnt see United loaning him to a side that will finish in and around themselves, whereas Villa will probably be looking at a top half finish at best.
Rob-EFC
03/09/2014 11:48:00
0
EFC dodged a bullet there! Villa bottom 6 as Lerner wants out and is squeezing as much cash out of Villa without them dropping out oh the Prem. Both clubs should be after better players than TC
cropped
03/09/2014 11:58:00
0
To be honest, in terms of a depth option, wouldnt mind going after Cleverley on a free next summer. Martinez clearly has faith in the lad, and personally, I thought he was excellent when he played for Wigan under Martinez. Could be a low risk, high reward, I just think he needed to get out of United, a change of scenery, a chance to build a bit of confidence. Darron Gibson was in a very similar position when he was at United, always heavily criticised, but came to Everton, and he has been very impressive, when fit.
Rob-EFC
03/09/2014 12:29:00
0
I actually believe that Cleverley would have preferred Everton because of the Martinez link, but none of us really know. The newspapers are full of make up just to get a good story. What we do know is that TC is currently a Villa player, and IMO a very good signing. I think Villa needed him more than Everton, and therefore perhaps wanted him more. Who knows, except Cleverley himself. One thing that does appear universally obvious though is that his agent acted like a complete wXxxxr. United, Villa, Everton and even the player himself seemed to get the hump with him.
krfeskivilla
03/09/2014 14:14:00
0
Tom aged a year during the article thus highlighting the poor journalism of the piece.
Carl Allen
03/09/2014 14:38:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Everton Articles

Everton v Manchester United - Team Sheets

Everton are at Goodison Park with Manchester United the visitors for the latest Premier League game.

Everton v Manchester United - Follow On Twitter

Everton are at Goodison Park with Manchester United the visitors today, this will be a 4pm kick-off.

FA Cup Ball Numbers Known (3/12/16)

With FA Cup second round ties taking place this weekend, the ball numbers for the third round draw of the competition have now been allocated.

Koeman On United Options

Manager Ronald Koeman has now previewed the clash against Manchester United this weekend and as well as discussing the options available to him, he's also called on the players...

Archived Vital Everton Articles

Vital Everton articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Everton
Write For Vital Everton
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Manchester United MotM
Suggested By:
Stekelenburg0%
Coleman0%
Funes Mori0%
Ashley Williams0%
Baines0%
Gana0%
Barry0%
Mirallas0%
Cleverley0%
Bolasie0%
Lukaku0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 13 9 3 1 30 18
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
7 Man Utd 13 5 5 3 20 3
8 Everton 13 5 4 4 19 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
11 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
12 AFC Bournemouth 13 4 3 6 15 -4
13 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
14 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
15 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
16 Middlesbrough 13 2 6 5 12 -3
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 13 3 2 8 11 -17
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Everton Results (view all)

Everton Fixtures (view all)

Dec 4 2016 4:00PM : Manchester United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 10 2016 12:30PM : Watford (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2016 8:00PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 30 2016 8:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Write for Vital Football