Former Aston Villa star Stan Collymore has questioned the longevity of Fabian Delph’s new contract on Twitter.
The BBC carried details of the midfielder’s new deal yesterday and while initially happy over the news, Collymore was quick to suggest it didn’t really change anything in relation to his future.
While positive, Collymore claims the deal means Aston Villa can now focus on getting a proper fee for him in the summer from any interested party.
In reality it means we can get money for Fabian in the summer. Proper money.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 25, 2015
Contract probabilities. A, possible release clause if AVFC relegated. B, an agreed trigger figure should another club meet it.Let’s say £30m— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 25, 2015
Whether Aston Villa would be willing to entertain the idea of selling a player they fought so hard to get to sign a new deal is doubtful.
The new contract changes things from Tottenham’s perspective.
While Delph would have been worth a punt at the £3 million price the Mirror suggested, Spurs could arguably sign a much better and more experienced player for the £30 million Collymore mentions.
Aston Villa hold all of the aces but the gesture from both the club in offering a new deal and Delph in signing it suggests that they want him to be behind a resurgence in form over the rest of the season.