Watford could sign midfielder Tom Cleverley permanently from Everton this weekend, according to football outlet Bleacher Report.

The 27-year-old has a clause in his loan deal that states if he starts seven matches for the Hornets then he can sign for the club.

Cleverley has currently started six games in a row for Watford but could make his seventh against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The former Manchester United man has been in great form since manager Walter Mazzarri’s brought him to Vicarage Road in the January transfer window.

Cleverley has been at Everton for two years but struggled for a consistent run in the team and was out of favour with boss Ronald Koeman.

Watford fans will be hoping the deal is done as soon as possible as they look to secure their safety in the Premier League for another season where they are currently only seven points above the drop.


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