Transfer news: Aston Villa can sign Tom Cleverley from Manchester United in January

Image: Tom Cleverley: Aston Villa have the option to buy the on-loan midfielder from Manchester United.

Paul Lambert has revealed that Aston Villa have an option to sign Tom Cleverley from Manchester United in January.

The midfielder is on loan from United and has impressed Lambert with his form since his summer arrival.

Villa can make the deal permanent in January but The Villa boss wants to wait until the transfer window opens before making any decision.

Lambert said: "We have an option on Tom. We have not gone into great detail but he has played well. He was the one lad who was busy on Saturday (at Everton), he has so much to offer.

"He's a good guy, a good professional and does everything high tempo even when he trains.

"Whatever happens in January will happen, the option is there but we still have a couple of months to go.

Whatever happens in January will happen, the option is there but we still have a couple of months to go.
Paul Lambert

"I just want him to play well here and enjoy it and that's what he is doing which is half the battle.

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"It's not been an easy start playing at a new club but come January we will see."

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