Tottenham revelation set for premature exit as reported £14m dream top flight swoop eyed
While their side is well stocked with quality in every position, Tottenham fans certainly cannot complain when it comes to the choice of central midfielders Mauricio Pochettino has at his disposal.
The Lilywhites have talent running through their veins in the middle of the park, and the Argentinian boss could quite happily chop and change throughout his options without harming his side’s chances too much.
It is the vast array of midfield quality at the club which makes their reported interest in Werder Bremen’s Thomas Delaney stick out like a sore thumb.
German publication Bild claim that Spurs are keen on the 26-year-old as he looks to try and secure a dream move to the Premier League, having made 30 appearances for Bremen this season, and there is said to be a price tag of at least £14million (€15million) slapped on his head.
The asking price is more than reasonable for the 24-cap international, but it must cast doubts over the future of those already in north London.
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Delaney is noted for his versatility, being able to play anywhere from defensive midfield to a more attacking role in the centre, so just who is under most threat?
Well, the likes of Eric Dier, Victor Wanyama and Mousa Dembele seem safe considering they are specialists in their positions, while the Bremen man’s international team mate Christian Eriksen and fellow attacking midfielder Dele Alli are also likely to be out of the firing line.
That leaves just Harry Winks, who, like Delaney, is a jack of all trades and master of none in the centre, and the Dane’s capture could well see a premature exit for the youngster.
A revelation in the first team at the start of the season, injury has curtailed his development somewhat, and although he looked a certainty for a long future at the club, new arrivals are only going to push him down the pecking order.
Delaney’s signing could push him too far down to be able to mount a rescue attempt on his Spurs career, and with there likely to be many potential suitors for his signing, the club could cash in on the 22-year-old.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are at the centre of a senior outcast urging his loan side to stab his parent club in the back.