Leeds United have produced more than their fair share of top English talent since the turn of the millennium.
From James Milner to Danny Rose to Aaron Lennon, the club have churned out a number of Premier League quality players who, invariably, have left the club a lot sooner than we would have liked.
But one who is reportedly being touted for a return to Elland Road in time for their top flight comeback is Fabian Delph.
According to the Daily Star, the Everton man is being lined up for a swoop by the Whites, as is the aforementioned Rose.
But if you ask us, given a choice between the two, Delph feels as if he would fit right into Marcelo Bielsa’s vision at Elland Road.
The Argentine is known for tinkering with his players’ natural positions, and for asking them to fulfil roles that they might otherwise have never even considered.
This season alone we’ve seen Jamie Shackleton pushed out to right-back, Ben White pushed into central midfield, and Stuart Dallas play in just about every position you could imagine.
It’s only a matter of time before he dons the gloves and hops between the sticks at this rate.
And in that sense, Delph would fit the Bielsa mould perfectly.
The 30-year-old midfielder is known for being a box-to-box engine, dominating the centre of the park with his hard tackling and intelligent passing.
In fact, his career pass completion rate is just shy of 92%, as per Wyscout.
But equally, Delph is an amazingly adept left-back.
In fact, during Benjamin Mendy’s lengthy injury absence for Manchester City during their 2017/18 campaign saw him establish himself as Pep Guardiola’s first choice full-back for a long spell.
And if he could play that role for the champions, he could certainly do a job for Leeds.
It may be a fairly specific part of his game, but Delph’s versatility could make him a great asset for Bielsa newly-promoted men.
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