Premier League rival set to reignite interest in £10 million Everton man

Fabian Delph (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
Fabian Delph (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images) /

Burnley are once again looking to sign Fabian Delph from Everton.

The summer transfer window saw the arrival of Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure in the engine room pushing the likes of Tom Davies and Andre Gomes down the pecking order. Another player who faced the downside of their arrival was Fabian Delph. The Englishman was signed from Manchester City in 2019 for £10 million including add-ons with an aim to bring the Championship winning mentality to a less experienced side.

His injury woes and long rehabilitation periods meant that Delph remained on the sidelines for most parts of the season. With the arrival of better quality and fit players, Delph’s exit could be expected in near future. Whenever he’s on the pitch he provides solid support but him getting an extended run without injuries is a rare sight.

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The summer transfer window saw Burnley ignite their interest in the 31 year old as they lost Jeff Hendrick to Newcastle United on a free transfer but the lack of funds didn’t allow Sean Dyche to strengthen his squad as per his wishes. As of now, a Burnley takeover is being worked on and if the takeover is successful, the new owners may loosen up their pockets for reinforcing and strengthening the squad.

According to Daily Mail, Burnley may reignite their interest in Delph in the winter transfer window as midfield remains an area of top priority for Dyche. The Burnley boss sees Delph as an attainable target should he have the financial backing.

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Time to sell Fabian Delph?

Delph’s adventures with Everton may soon be coming to an end. He was signed by Marco Silva to provide the solidity and experience in heart of the midfield. Even though Carlo Ancelotti doesn’t repel Delph, it is understood that he’ll prefer the likes of Andre Gomes and Tom Davies over the 31 year old.

The long awaited return of Jean-Philippe Gbamin is also near which could see Delph further slip down the pecking order. Even though he can play as a makeshift left back in Lucas Digne’s absence, Ancelotti seems to favour Ben Godfrey in that role, understandably so, after the former Norwich man has racked up brilliant performances one after the other.

With Delph’s contract expiring in summer 2022, the upcoming winter transfer window could be the best opportunity to part ways with the Englishman and get a decent amount in the transfer kitty. There’s no way Everton are recouping the £10 million they paid to Manchester City, hence, it’s time to incur some loss and sell Delph before the market value deteriorates further.

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