Report: Tottenham consider shock move to sign Tom Cleverley

Tom Cleverley

Tottenham are reportedly in the race to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley.

According to the Daily Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are considering a move to sign midfielder Tom Cleverley on a free transfer.

Cleverley, 25, joined Manchester United at the age of 11 having previously been on the books at Bradford City, and finally became a first-team regular at Old Trafford after loan spells with Leicester City, Watford and Wigan Athletic.

Whilst he impressed initially, the United faithful soon grew frustrated with Cleverley, deeming him to be not enough for United's first-team.

Louis van Gaal allowed him to leave for Aston Villa on a season-long loan deal last summer, which all but signalled the end of Cleverley's time at Old Trafford given that his contract expires this summer.

Having featured on a regular basis this season, Cleverley has gone some way to repairing his reputation - and could now be in demand as he becomes a free agent this summer.

The Daily Mirror report that a host of clubs are interested in signing Cleverley this summer, including Everton, Sunderland, Tottenham and West Ham.

Spurs have seen some great performances from the likes of Nabil Bentaleb and Ryan Mason this season, but Mauricio Pochettino may want to bring in a midfielder with a little more Premier League experience - and Cleverley would fit the bill.

Everton, Sunderland and West Ham could all be in the market for midfielders this season, and Cleverley may have his pick of Premier League clubs if the reports are to be believed.

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