The Potters long-throw specialist believes the winger would be a great addition to the club in the long-term and can see why City boss Tony Pulis wants to keep him.
Delap told The Sentinel:“Of course I’d love to see him stay, but not just from a selfish point of view. He’s been terrific since he came to the club because he gives us a different dimension.
“He gives us that added bit of pace and attacking flair that we’ve missed on the right. It gives us good balance and hopefully things can be sorted with him.”
However, Stoke have made it clear they won’t be held to ransom by his Spanish club during the negotiation process, but Pulis is quietly optimistic about securing his signature when the transfer window reopens again in January.