The England international midfielder has impressed new manager Tim Sherwood while on loan at Villa Park and is not worried about financial terms getting in the way of a move


Aston Villa midfielder Tom Cleverley wants to move to the club on a permanent basis.

Cleverley is on loan at Villa Park from Manchester United and has impressed during his stint to help Tim Sherwood’s men to jump away from the relegation zone.

The 25-year-old says that he is enjoying his football again and would happily consider committing once offered a new deal.

“I’ve really got to like playing for this club in the last few months,” Cleverley told reporters. “This manager, you have to give him credit for getting me where I am over the last few weeks.

“I feel like I’m playing in my best position. Confidence is high, not only among myself but also among the team. All those factors help. I’m happy and playing with a smile on my face.

“First the club have got to offer me something and then I’ll definitely have a look.”

The England international is not worried about financial terms getting in the way of a deal, acknowledging that footballers’ wages are high as a rule.

“I don’t think any Premier League players are going to be short of a quid or two,” he admitted. “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.”