Ah, the boy who cried wolf. A classic fable meant as a moral lesson for children, now gone horribly, horribly wrong for one footballer.
In what probably felt like a dagger to the heart for Aston Villa fans, Fabian Delph did a double U-turn and recommitted to joining Manchester City on an £8 million transfer. The change of heart came less than a week after he backed away at the last minute from a planned move to the Etihad and told Villa, “I’m not leaving.”
Tracking Delph’s statements from that week had my head whipping back and forth so much it felt like I was watching a tennis match. Except the match was really just Delph hitting a tennis ball against a wall while City and Villa stood on the sidelines, trying to guess which one of them was winning.
Some Claret and Blue supporters have declared their captain’s move a betrayal, simply the final blow after it was announced that fellow star Christian Benteke would be departing Villa Park for Liverpool.
However, maybe Delph isn’t guilty of betrayal, but only of ambition…
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