Everton have completed the signing of England international Fabian Delph from Manchester City on a three-year deal until the end of June 2022.
The midfielder, who joins for an undisclosed fee, has linked up with Marco Silva and his first-team squad on their training camp in Verbier, Switzerland.
Delph, 29, can play in midfield and at left-back and was part of Manchester City’s title-winning squads in each of the past two seasons.
He has made 20 appearances for England, helping the Three Lions to the semi-finals of last summer’s World Cup in Russia and third place in the inaugural UEFA Nations League.
“Every time I have played against Everton, whether it was home or away, straight away the first thing that comes to mind when you see the fans is passion," an ecstatic Delph told evertontv. "The Everton fans seem to know football, seem to understand it, it seems to be in their blood and they really back the team.
"You are always going to hear Evertonians and I’m excited to play at home and hear them when I am playing.
"I’m really happy to be here, I’m going to give absolutely everything - nothing less than 100 per cent.
"Hopefully we can push together, fans and players, to do something special."
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Blues boss Silva is delighted to have captured a player with vast experience of playing at the very highest level.
He added: "When I look to bring a new player into our squad, the first thing I look for above all the other things is quality and Fabian is a player with high quality.
“But what they can bring to our dressing room is also important and if you can put those two things together then that can only be good for the Club.”
Delph was an integral component of the Manchester City team which amassed 100 points to win the Premier League in 2017/18, finishing on the winning side in 19 of his 22 appearances.
The former Aston Villa player featured 20 times in all competitions for Pep Guardiola’s team last season as City claimed an unprecedented domestic treble.
Starting his career at Leeds United, Delph spent six years at Villa Park before leaving for the Etihad Stadium in summer 2015.
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✅ High Quality— Everton (@Everton) July 15, 2019
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