Manchester United star Tom Cleverley is set to depart Old Trafford in the summer, with Aston Villa intending to take up their option on the player at the end of his loan spell with the club, as reported by fichajes.net.
Cleverley’s contract expires at the end of the season, which means Villa will be able to snap him up on a free transfer.
Paul Lambert, Villa’s manager, has already admitted that the player is forming part of his future plans at the club, meaning that a move to make his deal permanent will almost certainly take place in the next few weeks.
This will be music to Cleverley’s ears.
The midfielder already admitted shortly after his loan move was agreed that he had little intention of returning to Man Utd when the spell was over.
Cleverley has found himself a target for criticism from sections of Man Utd fans in recent seasons.