Delph nears Man City switch after U-turn

Date published: Friday 17th July 2015 1:57

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The 25-year-old was expected to join City last weekend in an £8million deal and looked set to join up with the club on their tour of Australia, but rejected the move on Saturday morning. 

However, in a strange turn of events the former Leeds man appears to have changed his mind again with unconfirmed reports that the player was undergoing a medical, according to the Manchester Evening News.

Delph arriving for his medical @City_Watch @BMRisingTV

— Max Brookes (@maxwbrookes)
July 17, 2015

In a statement on the Aston Villa website on Saturday, the midfielder 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 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.”

With Villa facing a battle to keep prolific striker Christian Benteke, the latest U-turn from the club’s captain will make the remainder of the transfer window a difficult period for boss Tim Sherwood.

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