Leeds United secured automatic promotion from the Championship on Friday – and some Everton fans on Twitter responded by urging the Yorkshire club to sign their midfielder Fabian Delph.
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds have been promoted back to the top-flight with two games remaining, ending their 16-year exile from the Premier League.
The Whites will be back in England’s elite division next season and it will be intriguing to see how the summer transfer window plays out for them now, as they prepare for a new season.
A selection of Everton supporters on social media want their current player Delph to return to Elland Road, as he’s really struggled for form with them.
Delph started out his senior career at Leeds after coming through the academy and has played for Aston Villa, Manchester City and now Everton since leaving in 2009.
The 30-year-old enforcer moved to Goodison Park last summer for £8.5million (Guardian), but his debut season on Merseyside has been hit with injuries and he’s struggled with form too.
He is a left-footed central midfielder that has earned 20 senior international caps for England and won two Premier League titles with Man City, but his recent form this season suggests he is past his peak.
Delph is clearly out of favour with some of the Everton fanbase, who are urging his former club Leeds to consider him.
Yes please @LUFC he’s the best player I’ve ever saw at Everton, please sign him.
— E.F.C KIAN (@Kian0201) July 17, 2020
I beg you please, i’ll buy the petrol and a maccies on the way too
— Declan (@dos_efc) July 17, 2020
Give him a free transfer @everton
— JMurphyEFC (@jmurphefc) July 17, 2020
As an evertonian, I agree. Please sign him!!!
— dave baldwin (@dixiedave1) July 18, 2020
I am on board with this hugely
— Graeme (@graemeh1984) July 17, 2020
Gets my backing ?
— Gavin O’Seachnasaigh (@sickleclown) July 17, 2020
I cannot support this enough.
— Tony Ladde (@itr_TonyLadde) July 17, 2020