Tom Cleverley is set to sign an improved contract extension with Manchester United. Goal.com reports that the deal is worth £60,000 a week for five years and the midfielder is expected to put pen to paper in the new year.
Cleverley is reported to have agreed a deal in principal for a five year deal as the club wishes to reward his progress by offering to double his wages and tie him to the club long term. Cleverley's new deal is a result of manager Sir Alex Ferguson wishing to secure his core young players to long-term deals. Javier Hernandez, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Danny Welbeck have all recently signed similar contract extensions as their progress into the first team has been recognized and rewarded.
Cleverley has also seen his England prospects improve with the Three Lions calling him up into the first team after encouraging performances for United. Cleverley struggled through injury for most of last season but has maintained his fitness and has been a constant feature in Ferguson's midfield.
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