Tom Cleverley has dropped his biggest hint yet he wants to continue his career at Aston Villa after spending the season on loan from Manchester United.
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Cleverley’s contract at Old Trafford expires at the end of the season, and has interest from Everton, Southampton, Arsenal and Tottenham according to Sunday Express.
The 25-year-old has put in a series of impressive performances for Villa under the guidance of Tim Sherwood after playing in more of an advanced role this season.
Cleverley gave full credit for his resurgence to Sherwood, and said that Villa “ticked all the boxes”.
“I’ve really got to like playing for this club in the last few months,” Cleverley is quoted as saying by the Sunday Express.
“This manager, you have to give him credit for getting me where I am over the last few weeks.
“First and foremost you have to be playing at a club where you fit in, where you’re playing in the position where you want to play and where you like the manager, the lads. This club ticks those boxes. I’m happy.
“All players have doubts when they’re having a not so good patch. I’m no different, but I’ve got my head down and worked hard. With the help of the lads and the new manager I can get back to my best.”
However, Cleverley said he had not finalised his decision on his future and has not yet held talks with Villa management.
“We’ll just see what happens,” Cleverley said.
“First the club have got to offer me something, and then I’ll definitely have a look it. Those talks haven’t taken place yet.
“You have just got to be happy first of all. And I am at this club, so let’s see where we go from there.”
Cleverley’s comments come after his goal helped Villa to a 1-0 win over West Ham United on Sunday, moving the club further away from the relegation battle.