Aston Villa fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to have their say on Fabian Delph’s decision not to leave this summer.
The England international midfielder made it a clear in a statement on Villa’s official website on Saturday that he will remain at Villa Park for the 2015-16 season.
"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,” Delph 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.
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. The Englishman had a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 29%, and won 20 headers, 61 dribbles and 47 tackles.
Following Delph’s statement, Villa fans took to Twitter to have their say.
Below are the best comments:
Slept on the Delph news, expect Man City to be back in Jan. let’s get up that table and show ambition.Maybe he will stay then. ACT BIG #avfc— GadgetMan (@TheEgo74) July 12, 2015
Funny to think of all the idiots who were slagging of Delph for leaving now frantically deleting their tweets.... #avfc— Richard Armstrong (@armstronskis) July 12, 2015
The best thing about Delph staying is it shows potential transfer targets that we have some ambition #AVFC— James Stokes (@Stokesey84) July 12, 2015
My statement to Delph.I never posted anything insulting to you personally but nevertheless I was wrong and I'm sorry.That is all #avfc— Matthew Bryant (@BryantMatthew) July 12, 2015
Following on from one of my tweets yesterday, a massive thank you to the one who talked Delph out of leaving #AVFC— Gary Poole (@gary_poole80) July 12, 2015