The future of Thomas Delaney, FC Copenhagen’s central midfielder, has been under a lot of scrutiny recently, what with reported interest from Ronald Koeman’s Everton.
The Toffees have been linked with a move for the Danish international in the winter window, yet there’s the slight complication that he’s moving to Werder Bremen on the 1st of January.
Being in the news, the rumours reached the Bundesliga side, who made it clear last week that they weren’t looking to make money for the transfer, and just wanted the player.
This means that, even if he is moving for £1.7m, it would take a hell of a lot of money from Everton to convince Bremen to sell him, which Everton may be better off spending elsewhere.
With the transfer approaching, the Danish press, Ekstrabladet in particular, have dedicated a large chunk of their column inches to say goodbye to the player, who has been at Copenhagen since the age of 2, yes, TWO.
Picking up the FC Copenhagen Player of the Year in both 2015 and 2016, the midfielder has also been described as the ‘complete player’ by Brøndby’s manager Alexander Zorniger.
Furthermore, Bo Henriksen, who once played for Kidderminster Harriers and Bristol Rovers, said: “He is easily the best player in the Super League. He has so much power and quality that he alone can win football matches. Additionally, he is a great ambassador for Danish football.”
If Everton were really interested, though, you’d think they would have made a move for him before the Werder Bremen interest was made official, surely?