Delph Discussions On The Agenda

Delph Discussions On The Agenda

Manchester City chiefs are ready to discuss the possibility of Fabian Delph signing a new contract extension at the Etihad.

The England international midfielder, turned makeshift left-back under Pep Guardiola, is out of contract next year and is attracting early interest from clubs in the Premier League.

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He has continued to impress his manager with his attitude and willingness to deputise for injured France star Benjamin Mendy during the last 18 months.

The Bradford-born star has seen Brazilian Danilo preferred in recent games but Guardiola is happy to retain the 29-year-old and the Citizens do not want him running down his contract any further.

Delph earns a relatively ‘modest’ £80,000-per-week and his homegrown status also makes him a valuable commodity to the reigning Premier League champions.

City would rather seek a transfer fee of around £20m this summer if they cannot reach a new agreement with the player, who will have no shortage of takers due to his vast experience.

Delph joined City from Aston Villa in controversial circumstances for £8m in 2015 and has gone on to win the Premier League title and two League Cups during his time with the Manchester giants.

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