By Harvey Byrne
Tom Cleverley is scheduled to undergo a medical with Premier League rivals Watford on Thursday, according to Sky Sports.
The sports news station’s website revealed on Thursday morning that the 27-year-old was to have a medical with the Hornets after the two clubs agreed a loan deal until the end of the season.
This will be the second midfielder deal that the Merseyside club are close to agreeing this week after Sky Sports also reported that Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin had completed his medical at Finch Farm.
Cleverley has struggled for a consistent run in the first team this season under summer appointment Ronald Koeman.
The former United midfielder has appeared in just 12 encounters, playing the full 90 on four occasions.
Cleverley has previously enjoyed a loan spell in Hertfordshire during the 2009-10 campaign.
He played 33 times for the club in the Championship, which brought a return of 11 goals.
The midfielder will now be a hoping that a return to familiar surroundings can help him restart a once promising career.
Football Insider verdict:
Cleverley is currently one of many bad points left over from the Roberto Martinez era. The midfielder is not good enough to play for a club looking t o challenge towards the top of the Premier League table and he will be no loss to the current Everton team. The expected signing of Morgan Schneiderlin will have only pushed him further down the club’s midfield pecking order and the Toffees must now look to get him off the wage bill. Cleverley’s hard work in the centre of the park will always see him attract Premier League interest, but he’s little more than a mid-table top flight midfielder.
In other Everton transfer news, a Toffees deal for this striker is close.