If you have been watching ‘All or Nothing: Manchester City’, you’ll have seen how Fabian Delph is one of the liveliest personalities at the club – but is his long-term future at the Etihad Stadium?
The 28-year-old England international has yet to feature this season for Pep Guardiola’s City side, having been nowhere to be found in the Community Shield win over Chelsea and league victories over Arsenal and Huddersfield.
Benjamin Mendy’s return to action means Delph hasn’t been needed at left-back, while he has yet to be called upon in his natural role of central midfielder.
And according to Turkish outlet A Spor, that has led to Besiktas making a surprise, perhaps cheeky bid to sign Delphy on loan from City.
It is reported that the Turks’ director of football Ali Naibi has asked his Manchester City counterpart Txiki Begiristain for Delph on a season-long loan deal.
There is no follow-up on how Txiki reacted, but with Kevin De Bruyne injured and City hoping to fight on all fronts, it is likely to have been a resounding ‘NO’, with Delph almost certain to be called on at some point.
In the more long-term, Delph is out of contract in June 2020 and that means City will soon have to decide whether to offer him an extension or consider selling him next summer. For now, the lively Yorkshiremen is surely going to continue in Manchester despite the call to ‘Come to Besiktas!’.
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