Fabian Delph has been hugely impressive for Aston Villa so far this season, many tabloids believe he is THE under-rated Premier League player so far and many are still staggered that he hasn’t been called up to the England side. None-theless, Delph is performing very well for Aston Villa and is high on statistic charts such as number of interceptions (16), dribbles completed (15) and successful tackles (25). As a result, Paul Lambert has hinted that he may offer Delph a new contract sooner, rather than later.
“I’ll look at it (contract extension) in due course,” added Lambert. “Eighteen months is still a long time. But the way he’s playing I think that’s down the line. If he goes to the World Cup then we’ll be in trouble – I’m sure he’ll be knocking my door!” – Paul Lambert
Delph was signed by Martin O’Neil for 6 million and in-fact he is the last O’Neil signing to remain at Villa Park. Delph’s contract does expire at the end of 2015, but I think it’s important to offer him a new contract because I don’t want him to signed by another team. Having Delph in midfield in the long-run will provide Villa with experience and in my opinion our future captain. He is very vocal, has a great work-rate and contributes to the team on a high level.