Fabian Delph ridiculed by Alan Shearer and others after dramatic u-turn on Man City move
Fabian Delph has done a remarkable u-turn and decided to join Manchester City - six days after insisting he was remaining at Aston Villa.
The Villa midfielder issued a public statement last Saurday, in the wake of widespread reports that he was moving to the Etihad in an £8million deal, denying that he wanted to leave.
He said: "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 staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club."
But now Delph appears to have changed his mind and will join City in time for the start of the new season, according to reports today.
Earlier in the day, reports on social media claimed Delph had been pictured going to the City training ground for a medical, although these were unconfirmed.
Delph's surprise change of heart was predictably greeted with a wave of ridicule on social media.
Good luck to Fabian Delph on his year off.— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) July 17, 2015
Aston Villa fans hearing Delph's off to Man City. pic.twitter.com/c9xBabbOmY— Footy Memes (@FootyMemes) July 17, 2015
Exclusive footage of Fabian Delph driving back to Birmingham earlier in the week... pic.twitter.com/biLl5VfP8d— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) July 17, 2015
Tim Sherwod comments on Fabian Delph's apparent u-turn... pic.twitter.com/I8EUgV4QBP— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 17, 2015
Aston Villa fans when the club announce the sales of Delph & Benteke on the same day pic.twitter.com/G0Mg76g653— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) July 17, 2015
Fabian Delph in pre-season training at Aston Villa... https://t.co/inPq4xBDJD— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) July 17, 2015