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Some transfers make a hell of a lot of sense, whether they work or not, other definitely do not. Fabian Delph leaving Manchester City is definitely a move that would make all of the sense.
When the likes of Kaka, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale all broke the world record transfer fee mark to join Real Madrid it was hardly a surprise.
That's simply because it was one of the biggest and richest clubs in the world splashing the cash on some of the best talent in the world, a marriage made in heaven.
Bale's move to Real broke the record that Ronaldo had previously taken. Image: PA
Fabian Delph's move to the Etihad stadium didn't really follow this logic, with Delph a decent central midfielder for a poor Aston Villa side and Manchester City challenging for titles.
It was a move that received quite a lot of derision, especially with Delph first telling the fans of his former club he wouldn't move before Christian Benteke's exit and more money swayed him otherwise.
Since then the Yorkshire man has played just 39 appearances for City with just seven coming in the league this season. Now Mark Hughes has admitted that he is trying to sign him for Stoke City.
Mark Hughes wants to sign Delph. Image: PA
The midfielder isn't likely to get many chances with Pep Guardiola next season so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him move at all.
The Telegraph reported that the Potters were set to offer £12 million in order to bring the England international to the Bet365 Stadium.
However talking to The Sentinel the Stoke boss confirmed that it wasn't going to be a permanent move with the 27 year-old more likely to join on a loan deal:
"We've asked for an idea in terms of the possibility of doing something.
"That's been ongoing for a couple of weeks now and we just have to be patient. With loan deals it's always the parent club that dictates who and when players go out.
"He's one of a number of players we're looking at."
Delph has never really felt like a City player. Image: PA
Stoke finished 13th last season and Hughes will be desperate to improve his team's fortunes next term and Delph could be a good addition.
This move will make a lot more sense than Delph's last!