By Danny Wright

8th May, 2018 | 2:07pm

Tottenham must splash out reported £17.5m fee for top-flight playmaker after PL offer is made

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Tottenham may have to spend more than they first thought to sign Werder Bremen playmaker Thomas Delaney in the summer transfer window after Premier League rivals Brighton reportedly made an offer for the Denmark international.

Weser Kurier claims that Delaney, 26, is eager to play in the Premier League, however Brighton’s opening offer for him was rejected by the Bundesliga club because it is lower than the £17.5million they want for him.

German newspaper BILD previously reported on their website that Tottenham were in the hunt to sign Delaney and that he would cost at least £13million.

And now after Brighton tabled their opening offer, it seems that Spurs will have to fork out even more if Mauricio Pochettino wants to sign up the central midfielder.

Delaney will absolutely be worth it though at that price.

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£17.5million is not a lot for a top-six Premier League club to spend and when a player has been operating at such a high level in top-flight football for such a long time, it’s totally worth it.

That sum could end up being too much for Brighton, who have now secured their first-tier status by avoiding relegation, and that is a major boost for Pochettino to strengthen his midfield options in the summer.

Delaney has made 35 appearances in all competitions for Werder Bremen this season. He has scored three goals and supplied six assists in the process, meaning that he could offer a lot more going forward than say someone like Mousa Dembele, who is linked with leaving North London.

Should Spurs splash out £17.5million on Delaney? They already have one Denmark international who is tearing up the Premier League, why not have another?

In other Tottenham news, Jamie Redknapp has urged Daniel Levy to wrap up a new five-year deal for this fan favourite.

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