Valencia Go Up Against Aston Villa In Tom Cleverley Bidding Skirmish With £8m Offer

Chris Wright

29th, August 2014


By Chris Wright

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With Aston Villa lodging an £8million bid for Tom Cleverley on Thursday afternoon, it would appear that a mini-bidding skirmish centred around the Manchester United midfielder has whipped up overnight.

According to Sky Sports News’ yellow BREAKING NEWS foghorn this morning, Valencia have entered the fray and matched Villa’s offer with an £8million bid of their very own.

The thinking behind it is that Los Che have grown tired of trying to talk Benfica into letting go of Enzo Perez and have now switched their sights to acquiring Cleverley – who is, we have it on fairly good authority, rated quite highly in certain Spanish footballing circles.

Those guys really love their possession retention!

In all seriousness, ‘Clevz’ just needs to get the hell out of dodge and try his hand again at a smaller club with a fanbase less inclined to mock/petition his every sideways pass.

The poor guy just needs to find a shard of appreciation in this cold, indifferent world if he’s going to start re-building his absolutely knackered confidence.

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  1. Jason gerrard says:

    Are they sure they said 8 million pound and not eight maybe eight MAYBE eight eight pound fifty,or maybe there’s another tom cleverly in the conference or a pub team perhaps, I’ve seen the guy play and I’ve see toddler play, and the eighteen month old wins hands down 9 times out of 10.

  2. Rory says:

    Valencia would be a much better move for him, especially given his comments about Spanish football and ball retention earlier on in the year.

    He’s be playing in a relatively competitive team, pushing for European places rather than slogging it out in 14-17th position with Villa.

    I’d imagine that Villa could offer him more money, so we’ll see.

  3. Mohannes says:

    Who in their right mind would spend a cent on buying such a useless player? Tens of thousands of 3 Lions fans petitioned to have this guy NOT go to the world cup! That’s how bad he is! Cleverley would fit in at a team like Glasgow Celtic, where he would look good against your run of the mill Scottish SPL teams. However, in a real competitive league, he’s as useful as a candle burning during midday on an open field.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Dumbo lambert, lerner love buying crap

  5. Bestie says:

    I’m confused: was Cleverley supposed to be the “next Scholes” or was it Anderson? Oh, wait; we are getting rid of Cleverley, so it must’ve been Anderson
    In all seriousness though, I respect the way he’s kept his chin up with all the abuse he’s been getting (as if 7th place was entirely his fault) so I wish him well. He can still be a useful player for the right club –just not Man Utd

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