Football club Everton has signed Fabian Delph, English international midfielder, on a three-year contract. The deal has been made with Manchester City who are the current Premier League champions.
Notably, the 29-year-old midfielder, who has featured in 20 matches for England, was no longer needed by Manchester City since they had already signed someone of the stature of Spanish midfielder Rodri in a deal made with Atletico Madrid.
Interestingly, the English footballer had a year more in his contract with City and also went on to feature in 22 matches in Manchester City’s championship-winning season in 2017-18.
However, he only made it in 20 matches last season and was a surplus in the team, thus City decided to release him.
Notably, no financial details have been made public but media reports are speculating it to be around 10 million pounds.
“The club that I’ve been at has had success, especially in the last two seasons, and over the last four years we managed to win trophies,” he told the Everton website.
“I wanted to be playing more regularly and the opportunity to come and play for Everton Football Club was too good of an opportunity to turn down. I’m at an age now where I am probably one of the most experienced players, so hopefully I can bring that and try to help my teammates here to do better,” he added.
With Delph’s inclusion, the duo of Delph and manager Marco Silva is expected to add vital experience to side as well strengthen the team. Their performance may prove useful to a team which finished eighth last season.