The Villa Park circus reached new embarrassing heights when Fabian Delph was videoed (see below) by Sky Sports News leaving his Manchester City medical today having only made a U-turn last week to once again pledge his ‘loyalty’ to the club.
Having believed to have been on his way to Manchester City earlier in the month (a fact both Tim Sherwood and Ray Wilkins confirmed), on the 11th July the club issued the following statement:
Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph has confirmed he will be remaining at the club and leading the team into the new season.
He said: “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.
“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.”
Fabian Delph Medical
But not even a week on, Villa supporters are now subjected to the sight of Fabian Delph leaving his medical at City.
— j Fish (@joshuahfisher) July 17, 2015
Basically, Mr Delph has lied…repeatedly and even in the flesh to Villa fans he met last weekend.
With the new season only three weeks away, Villa face loosing its two prized assets, both its captain and leading (only) goalscorer Christian Benteke, before the opener at Bournemouth on August 8th. That is shambolic preparation in anybody’s book.
The pressure will seriously be on Villa boss Tim Sherwood to navigate his way through the latest episode of the never ending Villa Park soap opera, which although never dull is becoming rather tedious in the context of the club’s ambition.
One thing is for sure, Delph is probably advised to pull a sicky come Saturday November 7th when Manchester City visit Villa Park. Such was the loyalty bandwagon made by the player and club in January, when he signed his new contract, and the farce of the last few weeks, no player in Villa’s history would have attained such a ‘Judas’ status in the eyes of the fans.
Any fan who brought a new replica shirt in the past week with Delph’s name on it is strongly advised to take it back to the club shop and get their money back.
In the meantime, we wish Tim Sherwood the best if luck trying to pick up the pieces for the new season ahead. UTV
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