He was a bundle of positive energy in the dressing room and on the training ground, and was determined to make his mark.
That mark came in the 2017-18 season when new signing Benjamin Mendy damaged knee ligaments against Crystal Palace and did not play again for seven months. FABIAN DELPH is looking for a second successive Premier League title with Man City on the pitch, but off it he might be hoping 2019 is slightly calmer than last year. Everyone at Manchester City wishes Fabian the best of luck for the future. Delph was a vocal presence at City and has a starring scene in the Amazon documentary All Or Nothing, which came in the aftermath of Manchester United's 3-2 win at the Etihad during the Centurion season.
When Pep Guardiola took over, in the summer of 2016, the speculation that Delph would be dead wood intensified, and stories linking him with West Brom, Newcastle, Leeds and even a Villa return, were rife.
Sergio Aguero made his long-awaited return from injury in Manchester City's 1-0 victory over Arsenal. From being viewed as the weak link which could cost City the title, he became a strength of the team. He made his debut for the Sky Blues in the 2015 International Champions Cup at the Melbourne Cricket ground against Real Madrid. A knee injury sustained in the 4-3 defeat at Anfield gave Aleks Zinchenko his chance to make a success of an unfamiliar position and, while the Ukraine international did well enough, Delph was shoved straight back into the team. Mendy’s return at the start of the following season meant he was again pushing only to land a seat on the subs’ bench. His natural combativeness, and the comfortable way he moved into advanced positions and added value to the attack meant he quickly made a success of the new role. Central Midfield, Contract expires: Last modified on Mon 15 Jul 2019 23.40 BST.