Everton signs Fabian Delph from City

Everton signs Fabian Delph from City

In recent years, Everton became a congregation spot for former players of Europe's elite clubs, that didn't manage to completely make it at the world-class levels. Or they've couldn't keep doing it at least. The last signing of this type for the Toffees comes from the champions of England - Manchester City.

Fabian Delph signs for the club from Goodison Park in a deal worth €9,400,000.

The 29-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the club keeping him in Liverpool until June 2022.

Besides fighting off injuries, Delph was never a first-team player at the Etihad, mostly serving as a backup for various positions, even left-back, despite being a midfielder.

He joins a squadron of players that were in elite clubs before moving to the mid-table club that is Everton - Morgan Schneiderlin, Yerry Mina, Lucas Digne, Theo Walcott, and Andre Gomes.

The former Aston Villa and Leeds United man explained why he decided to make the switch to the blue side of Liverpool.

"Every time I have played against Everton, whether it was home or away, straight away the first thing that comes to mind when you see the fans is passion. The Everton fans seem to know football, seem to understand it, it seems to be in their blood and they really back the team. You are always going to hear Evertonians and I’m excited to play at home and hear them when I am playing," said Delph who linked up with his new teammates on their training camp in Switzerland.

Delph is the third signing for the Toffees this season after the high-profile transfer of Andre Gomes from Barcelona, and the capture of goalkeeper Jonas Lossl on a free. The most notable outgoing transfers from the club are Ashley Williams and Nikola Vlasic so the manager Marco Silva will have a group that knows each other very well. 


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