Everton: 4 player departures in summer that will save £8.3 million in wages

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Fabian Delph has failed to make a big impact at Everton in three seasons

1. Fabian Delph

Delph arrived at Goodison Park under the regime of Marco Silva for a fee of £8 million which could rise to £10 million based on add-ons. The Englishman arrived from Manchester City with two Premier League medals to his name and was thought to be the leader who will instil a champion mentality and provide experience that will help Everton in bridging the gap between themselves and the top six.

However, what has ensued in the three years is nothing short of a tragicomedy. Everton and their fans have really struggled to warm up to the name of Delph. The player has missed more games due to injury and illness than he has featured in. When fit, he has proved to be a valuable asset in the midfield but Delph remaining fit is as scarce as a hen’s teeth.

Lately, Delph became an important part of Frank Lampard’s side as the Toffees tested the relegation zone and was exceptional in games which allowed the club to jump back out of the drop zone but as soon as he generated some momentum, the 32 year old picked up another injury and could be ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Delph was on an £80,000 per week deal at Everton which amounts to £4.16 million per year. There have been no indications from either camp over an extension and it appears that the nightmare is coming to an end.

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