Fabian Delph completes move from Aston Villa to Manchester City

Delph signs for city, july 2015

Fabian Delph has completed an extraordinary U-turn by signing for Manchester City.

The former Aston Villa captain pledged his future to the club as recently as July 11 after initially turning down a move to the loaded Premier League giants.

But something made him change his mind. The best guess would be that it came in a big fancy briefcase that had lights on the inside of it.

Most people reckon that Delph will now spend the majority of his club career sitting on the bench and his international career with fade as a result.

Perhaps that’s the comeuppance that a lack of loyalty warrants. But who could really condemn Delph for being tempted by a contract worth a reported £100-a-week?

The main bone to pick with the box-to-box midfielder is the cack-handed way that he went about the move. Nobody expected him to be a hero until he declared himself to be one.

City triggered his £8 million buy-out clause and he put pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Etihad. He’ll wear the number 18 shirt next season.

You can see him put pen to paper in the vine below.