Fabian Delph told to snub Chelsea or Manchester City offer

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Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown believes Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph should reject any potential offer from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. 

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, the former England international has insisted that Delph should stay at Villa Park and continue playing first team football. 

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Delph, of course, just made his debut for the Three Lions, as Roy Hodgson's side secured a fine 2-0 win in Switzerland on Monday night, and Keown has called on Delph to push on at Villa. 

Keown said: "Who knows, maybe even the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City will offer him a deal — they need to fulfil English quotas and he’s a talented player.

"But a move like that is probably the worst thing Delph can do. Does he want to play regular first-team football for the rest of his career or become the next Steve Sidwell or Scott Sinclair, picking up wages but getting next to no playing time at a big club?"


It remains to be seen as to whether the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City make a move for the tough tackling midfielder, but the two clubs already have an array of talent in the middle of the park. 

Chelsea have the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Nemanja Matic and Ramires plying their trade at Stamford Bridge, whilst City can call upon Yaya Toure, Fernando, Fernandinho, Frank Lampard and Co. in the middle of the park. 

Delph, then, may be better playing alongside the likes of Tom Cleverley at Villa, with Paul Lambert and Roy Keane overseeing his progression. 

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