Football: Everton's Tom Cleverley to make Watford move permanent

Watford's midfielder Tom Cleverley (left) on the pitch with Southampton's Steven Davis during an EPL match on March 4, 2017.
Watford's midfielder Tom Cleverley (left) on the pitch with Southampton's Steven Davis during an EPL match on March 4, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Everton midfielder Tom Cleverley will join Watford permanently at the end of his current loan spell, in a statement that was announced on the websites of both Premier League clubs on Friday.

Cleverley, who has 42 appearances for Everton, joined Watford on loan in January with an option to make the move permanent.

Watford have taken up that option, handing the 27-year-old a new five-year deal for an undisclosed fee.