Glasgow Celtic have joined the race alongside West Bromwich Albion to secure the signature of Manchester City outcast Fabian Delph, according to the Daily Star.

The 27-year-old has struggled to instate himself under Citizens boss Pep Guardiola during the Spaniards 12-month tenure, making just four starts in all competitions throughout the entirety of the recently-finished season.

The Bradford-born midfielder joined the north west club from Aston Villa in 2015 for a then-reasonable £8million, however the former Leeds United academy graduate has not been able to prove his worth since arriving at the Sky Blues.

With Delph now preparing for life away from the Etihad Stadium as part of the former Barcelona manager’s summer clear out, Celtic are being linked with a move for the midfielder.

The Hoops will be on the lookout for anyone who has the ability to improve their Scottish treble-winning domestic Invincibles, particularly in middle of the park, where captain Scott Brown has shown signs of ageing in recent campaigns.

Delph would offer Celtic with not only a defensive-minded ball-winning midfielder, but also a talented passer, with the Man City fringe-man securing a 97% pass success ratio during his 515 minutes of action last term.

However, the Bhoys will face tough competition from Premier League trio Newcastle United, West Brom and Burnley who are all also said to be monitoring the Englishman.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis will be in the market for a central midfielder this term after Darren Fletcher defected to Stoke City after his contract at the Hawthorns expired.

The Baggies had a good 2016-17 season but will need to recruit this summer if they are to aim for a top-half Premier League finish again next term.

Celtic could be an appealing option for Delph, with Champions League football on offer and Scott Sinclair a classic example of the ability to restore your career at Parkhead.


  1. “where captain Scott Brown has shown signs of ageing in recent campaigns” , he has been one of Celtic’s best players over the past few years. Lazy journalism yet again


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