Thomas Delaney has been one of the most talked about players for Werder Bremen last season. The Danish midfielder moved to the Bundesliga outfit back in January from FC Copenhagen but not even 20 Bundesliga games under his belt, the midfield sensation has been already attracting interest from a host of Premier League clubs with last season’s runner-up Tottenham Hotspur being the latest entrants in that list.
The Dane has been no stranger to Premier League interest, however. Prior to his move to the Weser-Stadion, the Dane received offers from Everton and Burnley. Quietly making a name for himself ever since arriving at the Bundesliga earlier this year, Delaney helped transform the wretched Werder midfield from being relegation candidates to an unlikely push for Europe.
A genuine box to box midfielder, Delaney’s industrious work rate in the middle third is what makes him such an important midfield. Especially for Werder, who rely heavily on their work rate rather than talent, Delaney has been impressive showing his dogged nature and fearless attitude to emerge as a genuine Bundesliga star for both club and country.
Werder didn’t have a bright start to the campaign by any means, with an opening day defeat to Hoffenheim followed by a home outing against the mighty Bayern Munich, Delaney has helped the northern giants register their first points on board this season, as he canceled out Matthew Leckie’s opener on the Sunday’s encounter against Hertha Berlin.
The midfielder also boasts some terrific all-round abilities. He is certainly not a weak midfielder who depends on his technical qualities, in fact, he is quite the opposite. A fearless tackler, and a willingness to press the opposition, which drives the Werder midfield every week. But most importantly, the 26-year-old has shown his leadership qualities as well. Currently representing as the Werder captain in the absence of Zlatko Junuzovic and Niklas Moisander, don’t be surprised if he manages to retain his captaincy even when the two experienced Werder player return from injury.
As for Spurs, Delaney could directly fit into Pochettino’s starting lineup especially with the constant injury worries in midfield. He will be a like for like replacement for Victor Wanyama or Eric Dier, as his robust gameplay suits that of the Premier League. Besides, it’s worth noting that he’s also an International team-mate of Christian Eriksen and both serve as important footballing outlets for their country. And Pochettino is now looking to unite the duo at the club level as well.
For anyone who followed Denmark in the recent International break will know that the duo linked up extremely well in midfield. Delaney was seen doing a bit of offensive work as well, which only bodes well for Spurs. However, the Argentine is not the only one, who’s keen to bring the midfielder to the English shores. Everton still remain interested in his services while Burnley’s Sean Dyche is also a big admirer of the 26-year-old.
One thing’s for certain, if Thomas Delaney does move to the Premier League, he will no doubt be an instant hit regardless of where he plays. A fee of 15 million is expected to be an adequate value for Danish International – a fairly decent amount for any English team right now.