In Focus: Tottenham join Premier League rivals in hunt for midfielder

Tottenham Hotspur are the latest Premier League side to show an interest in Werder Bremen midfielder Thomas Delaney, Weser Kurier reports.

What’s the story?

The summer transfer window may have only just closed but numerous Premier League clubs are already plotting up early plans for January and the end of the current season, with a number of top-flight sides eyeing the same signatures.

Tottenham Hotspur, along with Everton and Burnley, are reported by German outlet Weser Kurier to be tracking the services of Werder Bremen’s Danish international Thomas Delaney- a compatriot of SPurs star Christian Eriksen.

The 26-year-old is said to be ready to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League, though The Sun claim he rejected the chance to join Burnley this summer, and that opens the door for Mauricio Pochettino’s side to swoop- although a deal won’t happen until the end of the season.

How will he fit in?

Tottenham have enjoyed a remarkable few years but Pochettino’s side are under pressure to continue their rise. Fortunately, a vastly talented squad means that’s very achievable and their midfield is bursting with talent- which raises questions as to where Thomas Delaney would fit in.

A creative midfielder who boasts a strong record of five goals for club and country in the past three games, Delaney would give Pochettino’s side more depth in the attacking third; where the club are often reliant on Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen.

Having Delaney would add a new dimension to Spurs’ attack and would bolster the depth within the squad, which will be crucial as the Lilywhites are aiming to become regulars in the latter stages of the competition and that will test the squad.