Newcastle United favorites to land Fabian Delph
Newcastle United are bookies’ favourites to pull off a deal for Delph.
Fabian Delph, 27, joined Manchester City in 2015 for around £8m. His transfer was surrounded by controversies as he dramatically signed for the Sky Blues after pledging his future with Aston Villa just 7 days before. Then a popular figure at Aston Villa, he became an instant culprit often being jibbed ‘snake’ by Villa fans.
His move didn’t do any good to him. He was rarely used by then City boss Manuel Pellegrini. This season he saw his gametime becoming more limited under Pep Guardiola, making just 12 appearances across all competitions. A string of injuries have also halted his progress. Moreover, he has also lost his place in the England national team.
With Guardiola eyeing a major summer overhaul, a mass exodus is quite predictable and Delph is expected to be shown the door at City. Delph’s potential exit has alerted English Premier League clubs including West Brom, Newcastle United and Burnley.
West Brom has a gap to fill in the midfield as their previous captain Darren Fletcher has left for Stoke City. The Baggies boss Tony Pulis has identified Delph as the perfect replacement. Newcastle had a loan-bid for Delph rejected last January. Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez wants the England international again this summer to bolster his squad as the Magpies are ready to make a statement on their return to the top-flight. Burnley might be another attractive option for Delph who is fighting to rejuvenate his England career.
Now, bookies have earmarked Newcastle as the favourites to sign Delph. The Magpies are now at 7/2 with Ladbrokes to land Delph while Newcastle are at 5/2 and Burnley at 5/1.
Delph still has 3 years left on his current City contract. He has earned 9 caps for England national team since making his international debut in 2014.
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Fabian Delph – club by end of this summer transfer window
Newcastle – 5/2
West Brom – 7/2
Burnley – 5/1
Celtic – 10/1
Stoke – 12/1
Brighton – 12/1
Everton – 14/1
West Ham – 16/1
Aston Villa – 16/1
Leeds United – 20/1