Everton have officially confirmed the signing of Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph, following reports that the 29-year-old had joined the Toffees training camp in Switzerland. 


Few expect Delph to stick around at City this season given his depleted role in the side. The 29-year-old managed just 11 Premier League appearances last season, and is likely to have been pushed further down the pecking order in his natural position by the arrival of Rodri. 

As a result, he has been linked with a number of potential moves away, with Everton quickly emerging as perhaps the most realistic, and it was officially confirmed by the Merseyside club on Monday. 


The move was pre-empted by reports from ​Sky Sports who claimed that the England midfielder, who was reinvented as an emergency left-back for Pep Guardiola's purposes in recent years, had been left out of the ​Manchester City squad who travelled to China for pre-season, and instead linked up with the Toffees in Switzerland. 

Fabian Delph

Negotiations were believed to be ongoing over a £9m transfer, but he has now officially signed, and will take part in the remainder of ​Everton's pre-season schedule. 


He becomes their third summer signing, after goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and the permanent arrival of Andre Gomes, in the days to come.