Fabian Delph: Manchester City buy ‘loyal’ Aston Villa captain for £8m
Fabian Delph is no longer Aston Villa captain having signed a five-year contract at Manchester City. A few days ago, Delph “set the record straight” over his future, stating on Villa’s website:
“I’m aware there has been intense media speculation surrounding my future in the last 24 hours and I want to set the record straight. I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.”
But then, as the story goes, he spoke with City’s Micah Richards. Says Delph:
“Micah Richards told me that as far as he is concerned, this is the best club in the world and he had the time of his life here.”
But give it a week and Richards might tell you it’s rubbish.