Southampton remain keen to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Thomas Delaney this summer, according to Sky Germany.
What is the news of transfers on Delaney?
It was reported last month that the Saints were interested in bringing Delaney to the Premier League, and they still want to tempt the 29-year-old at St Mary’s.
It is understood that Dortmund want to get rid of Delaney, and the seasoned midfielder dreams of playing in the England top flight, which could help Southampton’s cause land him in the months to come.
What has been said about Delaney?
Delaney has not always been a consistent starter for Dortmund over the past 12 months as he has been limited to just 20 Bundesliga appearances in 2020/21.
However, he still seems to be highly regarded by the club and at the start of the year he was praised by outgoing Dortmund manager Edin Terzic for his consistency on the pitch.
As reported by BVB Buzz, Terzic said: “Thomas Delaney is always behaving well, not just in the last two games. He is definitely a very important player who stabilizes our defense and is always capable of destabilizing our opponents. It is very important in this position. We are fortunate to have a player like him on the team.
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How did Delaney play at the Euro?
Delaney has become a central figure in Denmark’s surprise push to European glory this summer. The tournament began almost tragically for the Danes when Christian Eriksen suddenly collapsed on the pitch. The former Tottenham player is now recovering from the incident, but it’s no surprise that it seemed to affect the rest of the squad as they lost their first two games.
However, they bounced back brilliantly. Denmark beat Russia 4-1 on the final day of the group stage to reserve their place in the round of 16, then beat Wales 4-0 on Saturday to advance to the quarter-finals.
The 6-foot midfielder has started all four of Denmark’s games so far and could have a key role to play for the rest of the championships if the team is to end their fairytale and win the tournament for the first time. since she upset the chances of triumph in 1992.
Is Delaney’s consistency exactly what Southampton need?
As a team, Southampton lacked consistency throughout the 2020/21 season. Having started the campaign so well, when they briefly dominated the division in November, they then fell dramatically losing 15 of their last 21 league games.
Even in this race, however, they still won impressive draws against Chelsea and Leicester, showing that they can perform well at times, but nowhere near enough.
They need someone who can provide some stability, and that’s what Delaney can offer. As Terzic mentions, Delaney “always plays well” and this has been shown at the Euro as he has hardly failed in Denmark so far.
If Southampton can get him to the South Coast this summer, Ralph Hasenhuttl will have a player he’s been clamoring for for a year – someone who can deliver strong performances every week.
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