Fabian Delph has shifted position faster than he has ever done before, report Back of the Net...
A week after rejecting a move to Manchester City, former Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph has finally agreed to join Manuel Pellegrini's side, having performed the swiftest 180-degree turn of his entire career.
Delph's inability to face more than one way over the course of ninety minutes has often seen him spend the first half as a defensive midfielder, becoming an attacking midfielder after the interval.
The ex-Leeds man has now signed a five-year deal at Eastlands, after learning that his lack of mobility would not be a problem when sitting on the Manchester City bench or picking up weekly cheques for £100,000.
Villa fan Jo Adams said: "Del-Boy [Fabian Delph] normally takes a good while to change direction, much like a trawler, or a comet.
"Seeing him turn around so completely in just seven days is extraordinary. A movement like that would put intolerable strain on his spine, if he had one.
"£8 million might be cheap for an England international, but it's a lot for a human-sized table football figurine."
The Delph Turn was amazing to watch in training. Like the Cruyff Turn, if Johan Cruyff was a three-wheeled articulated lorry in a swamp
Delph's ex-teammate Ashley Westwood said: "The Delph Turn was amazing to watch in training. Like the Cruyff Turn, if Johan Cruyff was a three-wheeled articulated lorry in a swamp.
"I never got a chance to say goodbye. I walked past him five minutes ago, but it would take far too long for either of us to turn around now."
Commenting on the deal, Pellegrini said: "Fabian wants trophies, but he's less concerned about playing a part in winning them, which is exactly the sort of ambition we want.
"If I had to pick his best feature, however, it would have to be his invaluable range of passport."