Everton stole Manchester City’s Fabian Delph for £9m, what he will bring to squad could make every penny worth it – and more.
Fabian Delph has never been a stand-out player, having only 19 goals and 23 assists in his 282 game-long career. However, this ex-England international knows the Premier League like the back of his hand. Having played 134 games for Aston Villa before playing 89 games for Manchester City.
Delph has two Premier League titles to his name, and is a perfect fit for Everton who are building to challenge the top six clubs in England.
Delph will sit in the centre of midfield, focusing on his defensive duties. And here are 3 things the Englishman will bring to the table at Goodison Park…
As mentioned, Delph is a Premier League man. At Everton, he has promised to give “nothing less than 100 per cent” and went on to say “Hopefully we can push together, fans and players, to do something special.”
By having a Premier League winner in the squad, he will expect results and a high table finish with Everton. His knowledge of the league and his expectations of winning will surely impact the Evertonians mentality and motivation.
According to last year’s Premier League table goal difference, for Everton to break the top 4 they would need to score 20 more goals and concede 10 less than their 18/19 campaign. Delph can certainly aid in the defensive department.
Everton having a defensive midfielder of Premier League winning quality and experience could prevent many goals against The Toffees in the upcoming campaign.
That’s right. We could see Everton win something very soon. According to Delph, “Ultimately, the goal is to win something. I’ve not come here just to be here – I’ve come here with ambitions to win things.”
His winning mentality can be instilled into a side of players with little experience of holding up trophies.
It is clear that Everton have high hopes and are ambitious in their attempts to break the top 6. Everton has also been linked with Diego Costa and Moise Kean in recent weeks.