Watford midfielder Tom Cleverley has signed a new three-year contract at Vicarage Road, a report from Football Insider has claimed.
Cleverley initially spent time on loan with Watford from Manchester United during the 2009/10 season, and returned to the Hornets for a second temporary spell, this time from Everton, in January 2017.
The midfielder went on to make his move permanent the following summer, and has emerged as a key player for Watford during that time, even captaining the club in the absence of Troy Deeney at the start of this season.
As things stand currently, Cleverley’s contract with Watford is set to expire in the summer of 2022, although that may not be the case for much longer.
According to the latest reports, the midfielder has now agreed a new deal with the Hornets, which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2022/23 season.
It is thought that that deal could be officially announced in the next 24 hours or so, with the two parties having been in talks over a deal in the past couple of weeks.
In total, Cleverley has made 118 appearances in all competitions across all his spells with Watford, scoring 14 goals and providing 13 assists in that time.
This does look to be a decent deal for Watford to complete.
Cleverley has become an increasingly important figure for the Hornets in recent years, so it is good to see that they look set to benefit from his services for some time to come yet.
Indeed, the fact that they are still able to get these deals done despite their relegation last season, and the current difficult situation clubs find themselves in at the minute, does suggest Watford are in a reasonably secure position.
As a result, there ought to be growing confidence around the club about the prospect of a swift return to the Premier League, after what has been an encouraging start to the new campaign.