Werder Bremen chairman Klaus Filbry has revealed Thomas Delaney has set his sights on making a switch to England in order to fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League.
The 26-year-old arrived in Germany last year, after spending his club football career at Danish club Copenhagen. His current deal at Bremen runs down in 2021 and even after moving to Weserstadion last summer, he was a target for Everton.
Delaney’s ability to play as a box-to-box midfielder or as a defensive midfielder, coupled with his form for Bremen, has seen him attract interest form the Premier League. German publication Bild earlier reported that five English clubs are interested in signing the Danish international.
Everton tried signing Delaney when he was at Copenhagen. They are still interested in the player and Bremen manager Florian Kohfeldt and director of football Frank Baumann had also admitted the midfielder wants to play in England.
“Thomas would like to go to England with a change,” Filbry said during an interview with deichstube.de.
Asked about the reports saying a few clubs are interested to pay a fee of €20m for Delaney, Bremen manager said: “That’s a lot of money. Thomas has a contract here, we do not want to sell him.”
“Sure, he said that he wants to fulfill his dream of the Premier League. That is legitimate. But that does not have to be this summer.”