Manchester City have announced the signing of England midfielder Fabian Delph from Aston Villa on a five-year deal.The 25-year-old completed a medical on Friday and will fly to Australia over the weekend to join his new team-mates for pre-season training.Delph had rejected City’s advances last weekend when he issued a statement insisting: “I’m not leaving. I’m staying at the football club and I can’t wait for the start of the season and captaining this great football club.”But the midfielder has reversed that decision and City boss Manuel Pellegrini admitted he was delighted at Delph’s decision to join City. He said: “Fabian Delph is an excellent player, and I am looking forward to working with him.“He has made a huge impact in recent seasons at Aston Villa, and is now one of the brightest young midfielders in the Premier League.“Fabian has tremendous skill and energy, and the fact that he has become a regular member of the England squad is further evidence of his progress over the past few seasons. At just 25 years old, he still has his best years ahead of him.”A statement on Villa’s official website read: “Aston Villa can confirm that Fabian Delph has exercised the release clause in his contract and will join Manchester City.“We’d like to wish him success in his future career.” Fabian Delph 1
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, breaks a bottle of champagne on a ship at Alligator Head in Anchovy, Portland, after he declared the organisation’s new community-based Dive and Non-Motorised Water-Sport Facility open on Thursday (July 26). This initiative was implemented with support from the Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF) at a cost of approximately $18 million. Some of the new features include a floating dock, new equipment for non-motorised water-craft activities, and an improved interpretive visitor centre.