Tom Cleverley

Cleverley chuffed to be Blue

imageNew Everton signing Tom Cleverley says he believes he has joined a fantastic club.

Cleverley rejoins Roberto Martinez and can’t wait to pull on the royal blue of Everton.

“I’m delighted to be joining because it’s a fantastic Club,” he told evertontv. “There is an all-round package with the history of the Club the great players that are currently here, the manager and the fans. It’s definitely the Club I wanted to play for.

“I think Roberto is a great manager and I’m massively looking forward to working with him again. We obviously had a year at Wigan together that I really enjoyed. He knows me and he knows how I like to play, so hopefully we can hit it off again come the start of the season.

“[The move] happened quite quickly, but he told me about how passionate the fans are here and about the young players who play high-energy football like myself, so hopefully I can fit right in with the squad.

“Getting back into Europe is definitely something I’m thinking about. European football is something clubs this size deserve to be in and I’ve had good experiences in Europe in the past, so hopefully there is more to come at Everton.

“It’s difficult to think about targets so soon, but it’s a Club that can definitely be fighting towards that top six hopefully go on a good cup run, which was something I was lucky enough to experience this year.”

Cleverley is also delighted the 2015/16 Premier League campaign will begin with a home game.

After playing at Goodison with three different clubs – Wigan Athletic, Manchester United and Aston Villa – he says he is now looking forward to experiencing the stadium as a home player when Watford visit Merseyside on 8 August.

“Playing at Goodison Park is something that excites me,” he added. “I’ve always said it’s one of the hardest places to come as an away player because it creates one of the best atmospheres, especially when the team is on top.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing there – it’s one of those really exciting grounds and I’m genuinely excited to be here.”

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