Everton snap up Delph from City

Premier League outfit Everton have bolstered their squad with the signing of versatile England international Fabian Delph from Manchester City.

Delph, 29, has brought an end to his four-year stay with Pep Guardiola's side, penning a three-year deal with the Toffees that is set to expire at the end of June 2022.

As per BBC Football, the midfielder-cum-defender, who had one year left on his contract at the Etihad Stadium, will join Marco Silva's side for a fee believed to be in the region of £10 million (R173 million).

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Both clubs took to their respective social media accounts to announce the move, with Delph revealing his delight at signing for the Merseyside team.

"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," he said via Everton's official website.

"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.

"I'm really happy to be here, I’m going to give absolutely everythingnothing less than 100%.

"Hopefully we can push together, fans and players, to do something special."

Blues boss Silva weighed in on his latest acquisition, revealing his excitement at signing a player with his quality.

"When I look to bring a new player into our squad, the first thing I look for, above all the other things, is quality, and Fabian is a player with high quality," he said.

"But what they can bring to our dressing room is also important and if you can put those two things together then that can only be good for the club."

The former Aston Villa star amassed 89 appearances for the Citizens, finding the back of the net on five occasions along the way. Delph also boasts 20 national team caps for the Three Lions.