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CONFIRMED: Tom Cleverley departs Everton for Watford

The midfielder has joined the Hornets on loan until the end of the season, with the option to make the move a permanent one.

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Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley has joined Watford on a loan deal until the end of the season, with the option to make the move a permanent one in the summer.

Cleverley has found himself out of the Blues line up this season, making just four starts in the Premier League under new manager Ronald Koeman.

It has been evident that he was not in the Dutchman’s plans moving forward and the arrival of Morgan Schneiderlin from Manchester United has seemingly pushed him to an exit.

Rumours had suggested that he was set to join Newcastle United in the Championship but he has instead stayed in the Premier League with the Hornets.

Vicarage Road is a place that the former Manchester United man is accustomed to, with him having spent the 2009 season on loan there during his days at Old Trafford.

That season saw him named the club’s player of the season by the club’s supporters and he will be hoping to have a similar impact this time around.

Everton will certainly be hoping so as well as they look to make a profit on a player they secured on a free transfer back in 2015.