Michael Ball has called for Everton to end Fabian Delph’s “disaster” spell at the club.
Delph joined the Toffees from Manchester City two years ago, with the deal worth up to £10million.
Has Fabian Delph's move to Everton been a disaster?
The 31-year-old still has a year remaining on his £80,000-per-week contract and the Toffees would like to make room on the wage bill to allow fresh faces to head to Goodison Park, before the transfer window shuts later this month.
Although Delph is not currently injured, he is still playing catch-up in pre-season as he was forced to miss the club’s trip to the United States – where they are competing in the Florida Cup – having come into contact with somebody who tested positive for coronavirus.
Although his injury record will make it difficult for Everton to recoup any money for Delph’s services, former Everton full-back Ball believes the Toffees need to take action after a disappointing spell on Merseyside.
Speaking exclusively to TIF, he said: “Fabian Delph’s time at Everton has been very underwhelming. It’s been a disaster for himself and the club.
“When he has been given an opportunity to bounce back from injuries, he hasn’t taken it and failed to deliver.
“It’s a disappointing one because we thought it was going to be a good signing at the time. It’s been a total failure.”