Manchester City are set to reward versatile midfielder turned left-back Fabian Delph for a fine season under Pep Guardiola by handing him a new contract, the Daily Star reports.
Delph rejected a move to now-relegated Stoke City last summer and it proved to be an inspired decision with the England international stepping up as a makeshift left-back following the long-term injury to Benjamin Mendy, and putting in some big performances.
And given his ability to play as a left-back or midfielder now, City are prepared to extend his current deal, which has two years remaining, by a further 12 months or two years.
The 28-year-old joined City from Aston Villa under controversial circumstances in 2015, costing £8million, and several factors, most notably a bad run of injuries, meant he made little impression until this season, where he played an integral role in the double-winning campaign.
Delph made 22 appearances in the Premier League and 5 appearances in City’s Champions League run, and Pep Guardiola is now unlikely to add a second specialist left-back because of Delph’s strong performances in that role.
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