Brown Exclusive: Top reported Leeds target is 'looking to leave' PL big guns
Michael Brown believes reported Leeds United target Fabian Delph is “looking to leave Everton” following reports Marcelo Bielsa is monitoring the midfielder.
The former Whites midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insisted that it would be “special” for the 30-year-old to “go back home.”
According to the Mail, Delph is a top transfer target for Leeds this summer, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to add Premier League experience to his squad.
The Leeds academy graduate is reportedly available for £5million this summer and Brown believes he would be a “good addition” to the squad.
“He’s got great experience and he doesn’t hold back, he’ll certainly let everybody know what he expects,” Brown told Football Insider.
“He’s a great character and a great guy, I really like Delphy. I think he would be a good addition for Leeds United.
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“He’ll be looking to leave Everton, I don’t know what the situation is if that was the case but he’s the type of character with the passion to do well in that side.
“He can play in different roles and I think Bielsa will see that. To go back home for Delphy would be a special thing for him I’m sure.”
Delph began his career at Elland Road, making 44 appearances for the West Yorkshire club before being sold to Aston Villa in 2009.
Following a spell at Manchester City he joined Everton at the start of the 2019/20 campaign, but has failed to impress under new manager Carlo Ancelotti.
He has not appeared in the Premier League since February and made just 16 league starts for the Toffees last term.
Leeds will be playing in the Premier League for the first time in 16 years next season, after securing the Championship title earlier in July.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men finished 10 points clear of runners-up West Bromwich Albion and a stunning season saw the popular Argentinian awarded with the Championship manager of the year award.