Official: Cleverley Retirement Confirmed

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford FC confirms that club captain Tom Cleverley is retiring from football as a result of injury.

However, some exciting news will soon be announced jointly by the club and Tom.

“No one could have worked harder than Tom did to make it back from several injuries, which he’s tried to do while always providing a positive force around the players,” said Hornets’ Chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury.

In tribute to the ex-Premier League winner’s impact at Vicarage Road, Duxbury added: “I can’t speak highly enough about Tom as a person, a player and our captain. Tom is the type of professional all clubs would be delighted to have in their team.

“The year’s loan at the club before he joined again in January 2017 really helped him settle quickly into being a senior player with us, and his experience has proved invaluable over these past six years.”

The former England international first played for Watford on loan from Manchester United during season 2009/10, picking up the club’s Player of the Season award.

Tom then made nearly 150 more appearances in six-and-a-half years after signing from Everton - initially on loan before converting the move into a permanent deal.

Thank you TC, and good luck!

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