Delph has signed a new long term contract with the West Midlands club.
Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has spoken out about his decision to sign a new long term contract with the club, with the Mail reporting that the England international has indicated that walking away from Villa Park on a free transfer at the end of the season wouldn’t have “felt right”.
Delph had been linked with moves to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but the former Leeds United midfielder surprised many by deciding to commit his future to Paul Lambert’s side, with the deal announced ahead of their weekend FA Cup victory over Bournemouth.
The former Leeds United youngster has seen most of his time at Villa Park ravaged by injury, with even a period of this season having been disrupted, but his energetic and creative displays over the last couple of years saw him earn his first England call up in the autumn.
Villa desperately need their star midfielder to find some form on his return to the team, with Lambert’s side suffering from a well documented crisis of attacking confidence, but these quotes about his commitment to the club are likely to cheer the club’s supporters:
“I’ve been treated really good by the club, it wouldn’t have sat right with me leaving, especially on a free.”
“Financially I would have been better off but I’m a kid from Bradford, brought up on a council estate. I am not money-driven.”