Premier League clubs targeting Borussia Dortmund's Delaney
Thomas Delaney has excelled for Borussia Dortmund last season and for Denmark at Euro 2020, leading to several Premier League clubs to be interested in him this summer.
According to a report from Sky Germany (via fotbolltransfers.com), Southampton, along with Norwich City and Crystal Palace are all interested in signing the Danish midfielder.
While Crystal Palace seem to be the favourites due to them being linked with former Dortmund manager Lucien Favre, the whole deal for Delaney rests on appointing the manager, and so there is still a sense of uncertainty surrounding the transfer.
Southampton are also very interested in him, wanting to add to their options in midfield, especially with the reported interest from other clubs in their club captain James Ward-Prowse.
While Norwich have also been named as one of the clubs interested in signing Delaney, given that they have already spent plenty of funds at the start of the window and since they only just came up to the Premier League this season, the 29-year-old might not be as enticed to join them.
As a result, the Saints are the ones that have the most concrete interest in him, and with them having a very mixed campaign last season, Ralph Hasenhuttl will want more from his current players, as well as having a transfer budget that will allow him to make some good additions to the squad.
Whoever ends up signing Delaney, would be making a statement of intent, with him being one of Dortmund's most consistent performers, being able to play both in midfield and at the heart of the defence.
Delaney played in 34 games in all competitions for Dortmund, after struggling with injuries throughout the campaign, and his current contract in Germany is set to expire in 2022, meaning the three linked clubs have a greater chance of signing him.
The midfielder has been brilliant for Denmark in the Euros, forming a great partnership with Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, with Denmark going to the Quarter-Finals so far.
If he continues to be steady and consistent for Denmark for the rest of the tournament, his current €15 million valuation (via transfermarkt.com) will surely rise.