By now, it’s pretty safe to say that the concept of loyalty in football is about as realistic as the thought of Ashley Cole going a day without checking his bank balance.
After seeing Raheem Sterling up and leave for Manchester City, Fabian Delph’s decision to stay at Aston Villa was a breath of fresh air – or so it seemed.
Less than a week after the player claimed he was happy to stay at Villa, he has apparently been spotted having a medical at Manchester City – and the internet had something to say. Quite a lot, in fact.
Fabian Delph going in for his medical at Man City. Sky Bet re-opened betting then suspended it almost immediately. pic.twitter.com/oyKw3oGrit
— The Football Empire (@TheFootyEmpire) July 17, 2015
I will see you a Raheem and raise you a Fabian…
Just when I thought i was impossible for someone to out-snake Raheem Sterling, in swoops Fabian Delph.
— AbdulRahman Khalifeh (@ARK__17) July 17, 2015
— James Barløw (@TheBarhoe) July 17, 2015
What is Delph playing at?! He's Captain playing week in week out and playing for England? Scott Sinclair all over again.
— Amin (@Amin_Choudhary) July 17, 2015
Does anyone know what is going on?
Just imagine the scenes if Delph has done a U-turn on his U-turn ?????
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) July 17, 2015
This Fabian Delph story is turning into one of the maddest transfers in Premier League history. https://t.co/hCH14OxIq1
— Charlie Skillen (@charlieskillen) July 17, 2015
From Milner and Lampard to Sterling and Delph. This is a major improvement.
— Jefe (@francmcfc) July 17, 2015
Fabian Delph would be a great signing/ He's not good enough / He's signing for City / We're not in for him
— Howard Hockin (@howiehok34) July 17, 2015
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) July 17, 2015
Obviously Tactics Tim had something to say…
Tim Sherwod comments on Fabian Delph's apparent u-turn… pic.twitter.com/I8EUgV4QBP
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) July 17, 2015