Midfielder Fabian Delph leaves Man City to join Everton

England's Fabian Delph, left, and Switzerland's Kevin Mbabu challenge for the ball during the UEFA Nations League third place soccer match between Switzerland and England at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Luis Vieira/AP)

LIVERPOOL, England — England midfielder Fabian Delph has left English Premier League champion Manchester City to join Everton for a reported fee of up to 10 million pounds ($12.5 million).

Delph was not a regular for City but did play a key role in its league title win in the 2017-18 season, filling in at left back following a serious knee injury to Benjamin Mendy.

The 29-year-old Delph says "the club that I’ve been at has had success but … I wanted to be playing more regularly and the opportunity to come and play for Everton was too good of an opportunity to turn down."

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