Werder Bremen midfielder Thomas Delaney is reportedly set to join Tottenham Hotspur instead of Everton after the transfer window resumes in January.
Everton have been linked with Delaney since his time with FC Copenhagen a few years ago, however the Toffees failed to land the Danish international despite repeated attempts and they are now set to fail in their pursuit once again as Tottenham look set to sign the midfielder during the January transfer window.
Delaney, 26, has impressed immensely for current club Werder Bremen in recent years and his performances is believed to have attracted the attention of the emerging Premier League giants, Tottenham.
Tottenham have made it a policy in recent years to sign talented but relatively unknown players for the cheap and then provide them with the platform to nurture their talent for future successes, and Delaney fits the bill perfectly.
The midfielder certainly possesses a lot of qualities and will not cost Spurs more than £13.5million, which can be considered a cheap price in today’s inflated transfer market.
Such a shrewd strategy has already yielded success, as the likes of Son Heung-Min, Dele Alli and Ben Davies can attest to and Spurs will definitely hope that Delaney can follow in the aforementioned players’ footsteps and come good in his promise should they complete the move.
Delaney does have all the qualities to make himself a successful box-to-box midfielder in the Premier League due to his impressive shooting range as well as a knack of timing his run perfectly into the box. He looks set to be an ideal fit at White Hart Lane and could definitely make a positive impact at the club.
Although the Dane might not immediately break into the first team, he can replace Moussa Dembele over time, who has recently entered his thirties, and the Werder Bremen man looks set to be another quality signing for Spurs.