Date: 16th July 2019 at 7:00am
Written by:

By Wayne Veysey

West Ham have agreed the terms of a deal worth £29million in total for Fabian Delph, Football Insider understands.

The Merseysiders announced the signing of the England international from Manchester City on Monday night after he signed a three-year contract.

A Everton source has told Football Insider that the club have paid a fee of £8.5million rising to a potential £10million as well as hand him a £120,000-a-week deal.

This means the total cost of the deal is £29million, with Delph securing a pay rise on the agreement he had at Man City.

Manager Marco Silva and director of football Marcel Brands are convinced the central midfielder, who can also slot in at left-back, is a bargain signing, given his experience and pedigree.

Leeds academy product Delph made 89 appearances in four seasons at City after signing from Aston Villa in the summer of 2015, but often found himself on the fringes of Pep Guardiola’s star-studded squad.

The £60million signing of Rodri from Atletico Madrid would have pushed Delph further to the fringes at City, and this convinced Everton to add him to their midfield roster.

Delph will compete for a starting spot with fellow summer signing Andre Gomes, as well as Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin and Tom Davies.

In the latest Everton news, Danny Mills has tipped the Merseysiders to sign an ‘Absolute menace’ who would be a “Fabulous signing”.