Fabian Delph Midfielder set for Manchester City move after initial refusal

Fabian Delph is set to join Manchester City just a week after rejecting a move away from Aston Villa

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  play Fabian Delph has completed his medicals ahead of a shock move to Manchester City (UK Telegraph)
  play The midfielder had initially stated his commitment to captain Villa this season before changing his mind (Twitter/Aston Villa)
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Just a week after turning down an offer from Manchester City, Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has done a sensational u-turn to begin talks with the 2014 English Premier League winners.

The midfielder last Friday, July 10 in response to Manchester City interest in him released a statement committing himself to Aston Villa.

"I'm aware there has been intense media speculation surrounding my future in the last 24 hours and I want to set the record straight," the midfielder said.

"I'm not leaving. I'm staying at the football club and I can't wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club."

Just a week later, the England international has changed his mind and started talks with the Citizens.

"Aston Villa can confirm that Fabian Delph has exercised the release clause in his contract and will join Manchester City,"  a shocking statement on Aston Villa website reads.

"We'd like to wish him success in his future career."

The midfielder was ready to led the Aston Villa side this season as he was part of the campaign for the club's new away kit which was recently unveiled.

Delph was pictured at the Wilmslow Hospital on Friday afternoon where he reportedly held his medicals aeahd of the remarkable move

He will be the second addition to the Manchester City squad after the signing of Raheem Sterling from  Liverpool.

Manchester City's capture of Delph could also end the pursuit of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

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