Fabian Delph was a key reason why Manchester City reached 100 points last season, but this campaign he’s proved he’s just not up to scratch and must be let go in the summer. There’s no loyalty at the top.
Pep Guardiola and City fans clearly have massive respect for the Yorkshireman, and rightly so. He’s wasn’t good enough to play in their midfield, and most Premier League players wouldn’t be, so he forged his path to becoming their first-choice left back last season to great success.
Still, the club must rectify their shortcomings in the position this summer, and he needs to make way for an out-and-out full-back to own the position. Natural attacking midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko has been excellent, but he’s not world-class and that’s what City need.
Benjamin Mendy is world-class, but he can only prove that when he’s fit. He’s not played enough games in the last two years for the club to trust him as first choice, so they need to dip into the transfer market after offloading Delph.
Yes, that means spending even more money! Exciting times.
Delph’s only made 11 appearances in the league this season, and he won’t be happy with that either. He’s been a great servant to the club, but he’s never really been the quality City are looking for. His sometimes-brainless challenges, like against Wigan and Swansea in the last two FA Cup campaigns, mean he’s not reliable either.
City rewarded him by keeping him for this season, but now it’s really time for him to move on, and we’re sure even he would agree.
Frankly, City need consistent left-backs and Delph can’t be one of them anymore.
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