Fabian Delph, who was almost sold to Stoke during the summer transfer window, is now in line for a new deal at Manchester City, according to a report in The Sun.
The 27-year-old has been a revelation at left-back in place of the injured Benjamin Mendy, putting in high-level performances against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League and Chelsea in the Premier League.
Delph still has two years remaining on his current £85,000-a-week deal at the Etihad, but it is reported that talks are scheduled in the coming weeks over a new deal that will improve his salary and extend his contract.
The England international’s nationality gives him added value to Guardiola as he qualifies as home-grown, and recent performances suggest he can be more than just a quota-filler in the squad, given his versatility.
After the win at Stamford Bridge, Pep said, “The last few games Delph has played and he had an outstanding performances. He doesn’t lose the ball, he is aggressive and clever.”