Everton are experiencing one of their worst seasons since the Premier League began thirty years ago, and the reckless spending on transfers since Farhad Moshiri arrived has definitely contributed to the Toffees’ demise.
The club now found themselves in financial turmoil on top of the relegation battle the squad are currently embroiled in, recording huge losses over the last three years – with recent reports suggesting that players will need to be sold this summer to recoup funds and balance the books at Goodison Park.
With that being said, Moshiri must now work to repair his years of spending without a second thought, and Fabian Delph has been named by sports journalist Paul Brown as one of the “disaster” signings for Everton who could be set to leave at the end of his contract.
Brown told GIVEMESPORT:
“Obviously, Fabian Delph has been a complete disaster, but his contract is up soon, so there’s absolutely no prospect of them extending that, that I can see.”
Delph returned to action against Manchester United for the first time this year following a thigh injury that had kept him sidelined for the majority of 2022, with injuries being a huge part of the former Manchester City star’s time with the Toffees.
The midfielder who was hailed a “leader” by Pep Guardiola has only made 37 appearances since he joined Everton three years ago in a deal worth up to £10m from Manchester City, spending over 16 months out injured (422 days) – something which proves the transfer has been less than beneficial for the club.
With the 32-year-old out of contract this summer, there has rather understandably been no movement from the club to extend his current deal.
Indeed, it would appear highly advisable for Lampard to axe Delph from his squad this summer, whether the side remain in the Premier League or not, as the rarely-seen player’s wages are one of the highest in the team at £92k-per-week.
Lampard must, however, focus on the immediate problems and will be hoping that his team are well-rested and ready to go following their victory over Manchester United when they return to action next week against Leicester City.
And, while Delph quite clearly has no future at Goodison Park, the 43-year-old manager will nevertheless be hoping the former England international can salvage something from his time at the club by playing a part in keeping the Toffees in the division over the remaining games of the season.