Sunday, August 02, 2009

Hughes confirms Delph interest

CITY manager Mark Hughes has confirmed the club's interest in Leeds teenager Fabian Delph.

The 19-year-old midfielder has attracted interest from Premier League clubs for some time and was pulled out of Leeds' friendly with Burnley on Saturday, with speculation growing that he will become the latest player to move to Eastlands.

"We have an interest in the situation," said Hughes, following City's 1-1 friendly draw with Barnsley at Oakwell.

"He is a young player who has been brought to our attention. I'm not sure where we are up to with that because obviously I have been busy with the game today."

I can't confess to knowing anything about Delph as a player, given that I've never seen him play. A couple of colleagues are Leeds fans though and do rate him as something special. How much League 1 can be used as a benchmark though is open to debate.

Still, he is a fixture in the England under-21 side and Stuart Pearce has spoken highly of him so he could well be one for the future.

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GAGA said...

I have seen him a few times, he is very direct and loves attacking. He is good with the ball at his feet whilst running and has a decent eye for goal when he gets a chance.

Anonymous said...

I have seen him play a few times, one for the future,
but too early to make an impact in the Prem.

Would be a good squad addition in a couple of years,
needs playing time and is better off at leeds learning
his trade, as opposed to playing in the stiffs.

Maybe a buy and loan back deal, not worth adding to the squad this season.