Well that was quick…less than an hour after hearing about the sudden change, Fabian Delph is now a City player, joining Raheem Sterling and the rest of the squad in Australia. Delph will wear the number 18 shirt and it will be interesting to see the reaction he gets from Villa fans on the 7th of November when he returns to Villa Park, especially with the manner in which he departed the club.
He first said he would stay with Aston Villa and he couldn’t wait until the start of the season, yet only a week later…he changed his mind and has now left Aston Villa, for what reason…who knows…maybe he had a word with Christian Benteke who also seems to be on the way out as well since Liverpool activated his 32.5 Million pound release clause and decided to flee a sinking ship??? Getting into an F.A Cup isn’t what a sinking ship normally does…Wigan….Portsmouth…Ok I take that back but it just seems strange he would say he’s staying only to change his mind not long after…not much respect for the fans if you ask me.
This is what I found on Sky Sports website once it was announced and this is what Delph had to say:
“I’ve experienced some incredible low times in my career with injuries and at one point even questioned whether I would even return to Premiership level. Despite that, I’ve always been 100% committed to improving my game and developing as a player and a person.
“As a kid watching the game on TV and then as a young footballer you dream about testing yourself against the best in the world, to compete for major trophies and to play in the Champions League. I’ve proved that I can play at the very top level with England and believe I owe it to myself to take the challenge of playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world in Manchester City.
“I have been immensely proud to captain such a great club and want to thank everyone at Aston Villa – most importantly the fans – for the amazing support they have shown me during my time there.
“I am now excited for the future with Manchester City and helping the club to succeed in the coming season and beyond.”- Fabian Delph 17/07/2015
Good luck Aston Villa, hope you get good replacements in. Adebayor will do fine…I’m sure of it.