English international midfielder Fabian Delph is set a undergo a medical at Manchester City, according to Sky Sports. Manchester City are believed to have triggered the £8 million release clause in the box to box midfielder’s Aston Villa contract.
The oil rich club have already agreed personal terms with Delph. Delph was brilliant for a struggling side Aston Villa last season and made his way to English National Team this season after the retirement of Steven Gerrard from international football and featured in six games for the Three Lions and partnered Jordan Henderson at the central midfield.
Delph signed for Aston Villa in 2009 from Leads United after making 52 appearances for the Peacocks. The midfielder could not break into Villa’s first team imminently and moved to his former club on loan in 2012.
Slowly became a key player for Villa and made his name among the fans. Delph also attracted interest from Liverpool as they were looking to replace departing veteran midfielder Steven Gerrard. Manchester City are looking for English players to fill their home-grown quota and linked with Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling also but have seen two bids for the 20 year old rejected by the Reds worth £30 million and £40 million.
Citizens are rumoured to have submitted a third bid worth £44 million for the English winger and would be hoping to sign the contract rebel who is regularly on the news now for his unprofessional attitude with his employers. Delph is set be the first major signing of the Blue half on Manchester as the club is amazingly silent in the transfer window. They have only signed Turkish 18 year old striker Enes Unal but he is unlikely to feature in the first team in Etihad.