Signing a three-year deal at Goodison Park after completing a switch from Manchester City, Fabian Delph could be one of the best under-the-radar signings of the summer so far.
The versatility Delph showed at Aston Villa, City and at international level for England will be hugely important to Everton as they look to finally break into the top six next season.
He has shown great composure and athleticism in the centre of the pitch, making him strongly suited to the left side of a diamond formation.
The Bradford born midfielder could help prevent Everton from making the similar mistakes they did last season, where a lack of leadership and experience cost them.
An inability to compete with teams such as newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers and a mediocre Manchester United resulted in the Merseyside outfit missing out on the top six spot they were aiming for.
With former Premier League champions Leicester strengthening under new boss Brendan Rodgers, Silva has an even harder task ahead of the new campaign.
Delph is definitely a strong box-to-box option and could form a strong partnership with Idrissa Gueye, who is an equally athletic player. Between the pair of them, they could create a hard working industrious midfield two that would be very hard to play against. Both are not without their attacking talents either, giving Everton a good balance in central areas.
Of course, Delph isn't only known for his midfield contributions, and was often deployed as a left-back by Guardiola at City.
However, it will be comforting for Everton fans to know that at any time Delph could do a job in that position, should he be required.
What he has achieved, however, surely outweighs that indiscretion. His experience, along with his ability as a footballer, could prove vital in creating a strong mentality at Goodison Park.
Coming off the back of consecutive Premier League titles at Manchester City, Delph could also help instil a winning mentality between the players. His drive and hunger to succeed will be vital in Everton's push for the top six place they desire.
Source : 90min