Watford fans in the Transfer Tavern are raising their ales in honour of Tom Cleverley, who has made his loan stint a permanent move.
The former England international moved to Everton on a free transfer in summer 2015 but struggled to make his mark at Goodison Park, registering just 32 Premier League appearances in 18 months.
He moved to Vicarage Road to join Watford in a second loan spell in January, following his 2009/10 stint with the Hornets, and has gone on to make eight league outings – supplying two assists.
Watford had the option to sign Cleverley permanently and they have now activated it, as confirmed by the club’s official website, formally completing his transfer from Everton.
The 27-year-old has signed a five-year deal with the Hertfordshire outfit that will keep him at the club until 2022, and has moved for an undisclosed fee.
Cleverley is currently a long way off England reckoning, having not featured for the Three Lions since 2013, but regular football at Watford could give him a chance of being back in contention in time for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Everton fans in the Transfer Tavern have wished Cleverley all the best for the future, whilst Watford punters are delighted he’s decided to join their club permanently.
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