Everton are closing in on the signing of Fabian Delph, according to The Telegraph.
The 29-year-old, who is entering the final year of his contract at the Etihad, is said to be seen as a key addition to Marco Silva’s squad with the Toffees operating on a strict budget this summer.
The reported £8m fee is rather small by English Premier League standards in 2019, especially for an England international who has a wealth of experience in the top-flight.
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Delph has made 89 appearances for City since joining from Aston Villa back in 2015, often in a relief role, but with the arrivals of Rodri and Angelino this summer the versatile league winner is being pushed down the pecking order in a number of positions.
Capable of playing as a defensive midfielder or a wing-back he adds much to the Everton squad and although it not be the most fashionable of signings, he could prove effective.
Fans are certainly taking the positives out of the potential switch, taking to Twitter over the last 48 hours to share their thoughts…
The people moaning about Delph are the same people who were moaning about Barry when we signed him, and look how that turned out. I personally think it’s a smart move. Experienced, coming from a winning dressing room and has been coached by the best in the business.
— Everton Extra (@EvertonExtra) July 12, 2019
Only £8 million, which in current market is like £2.5 million, not much really when considering the experience, versatility and leadership we’d gain. Depending on if we can are paying him ridiculous wages – we could have a decent signing there.
— Elliot Chesters (@elliot_chesters) July 13, 2019
And the same people who were moaning we didn’t have good enough options from.the bench last season. He’s a good signing. We could sign Messi and some people would be moaning he’s past his best.
— Vincent Clifford (@Ny26Vincent) July 13, 2019
For me it’s a similar signing to Barry and Phil Neville – they are great players that you don’t realise until they play for your club
— Ben (@benw1980) July 13, 2019
There’s no downside. He will be straight on the team sheet week in, week out.
— Alan Travis (@travis_bl) July 13, 2019
Agree. I reckon that’s a sound signing with minimal risk and only upside.
— Everton Gecko (@Everton_gecko) July 13, 2019
People just have to give him a chance he might be great for us
— John (@JohnButlerEFC) July 13, 2019
There are many players in the City squad who don’t make the starting XI but would be great signings for us, Delph is one of them for me! Deffo the type of quality we are after. For the money we are spending age is not an issue, another tick for Brands & Silva!
— Chris Connolly (@ChrisConnolly3) July 13, 2019
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