Date: 4th August 2009 at 2:21pm
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Leeds United chairman Ken Bates has spoken about the clubs decision to sell Fabian Delph to Aston Villa.

Bates admitted that the club had agreed a fee with Manchester City at the weekend but City needed a week to then think about the deal so Bates pulled the plug.

19 year old Delph has apparently made it clear to the club that he wanted to play Premiership football and Bates was happy with him joining Villa who have a good record of bringing through young English talent, that was a key factor for Bates.

No fee has been revealed so far but Bates Speaking on Yorkshire Radio said “It`s a substantial fee, it`s a good one for a 19 year old.
We get a fee some of which has to go to Bradford City as part of a sell on, and there`s contingency built in, subject on Villa`s performance.”



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