Fabian Delph has left Aston Villa to join Manchester City in an £8 million deal after a dramatic change of heart.
City looked set to sign the England midfielder last week but Delph appeared to commit his future to Villa as the move broke down after speaking with the Manchester club.
He has changed his mind less than a week later to agree a five-year contract with Manuel Pellegrini’s side that he signed on Friday afternoon. He joins fellow Englishman Raheem Sterling at City after his £49 million transfer fromLiverpool was finalised on Wednesday.
“Leaving Aston Villa football club is the hardest decision I have ever had to make,” he said.
“I have had some amazing times and made great friends during my time at the club. I will always be thankful to them for giving me the opportunity to play in the Premier League.