Former Newcastle United forward Micky Quinn has written on social networking site Twitter that Aston Villa fans criticising Fabian Delph this morning should apologise.
The 53-year-old made the comment following Delph’s statement on Villa’s official statement that he does not plan to leave this summer.
"I'm aware there has been intense media speculation surrounding my future in the last 24 hours and I want to set the record straight,” the England international midfielder wrote on Villa’s official website.
"I'm not leaving. I'm staying at the football club and I can't wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.”
The Guardian claimed on Friday that City were going to sign the former Leeds United star for just £8 million after activating his release clause.
Quinn has stated on Twitter that all Villa fans who were criticising Delph on talkSPORT this morning should apologise to the midfielder.
Fair Play to Fabian Delph,if he stays at Villa All you fans slagging him off this morning on @talkSPORTWSB you owe him an apology— mick quinn (@mickquinn1089) July 11, 2015
Delph is one of the best players in the current Villa squad, and him staying for the 2015-16 campaign is certainly good news for Tim Sherwood’s side.
The 25-year-old created 36 chances for Villa in the Premier League last season.
Delph had a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 29%, and won 20 headers, 61 dribbles and 47 tackles.