Former Aston Villa striker Stan Collymore has slammed Fabian Delph after the midfielder completed an £8m move to Manchester City.
The 25-year-old signed a five-year deal 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.”
The midfielder has since reversed that decision and Collymore was left fuming by the England international’s U-turn.
“I’m embarrassed as a Villa fan,” he told Drivetime shortly before the deal was officially confirmed.
“I’ve no problem with Manchester City, they’ve done their business as they see fit – if the release clause is £8m I don’t blame them for getting him, he’s a very good footballer.
“But he (Delph) said twice now that he wants to stay at the club – nobody put a gun to his head.
“He said twice that he believes Villa is a great club that he wants to stay at…if he signs for Manchester City or any other club in the next few days then he’s an absolute disgrace.”