Watford lead race to sign Danish international Thomas Delaney

The Hornets are ahead of Championship side Fulham to clinch the signature of the Denmark international.

Watford lead race to sign Danish international Thomas Delaney
Delaney has been strongly linked with a move to Vicarage Road (Photo: Getty Images)

Watford are currently leading the race to sign FC Copenhagen and Denmark international Thomas Delaney this summer.

According to Danish outlet BT, the Hornets are set to add their fourth addition of the summer after Walter Mazzarri made additions to the squad at the start of the month.

Watford have shown ambition this summer having turned down sizeable bids for Troy Deeney from Leicester City and Odion Ighalo from Shanghai SIPG.

The midfielder has made 153 appearances for FC Copenhagen (Photo: Getty Images)
The midfielder has made 153 appearances for FC Copenhagen (Photo: Getty Images)

Danish international linked with move

The Hornets are believed to be in pole position to secure Delaney’s services for the coming season, with other clubs, including Championship side Fulham, set to fight for his signature.

The 24-year-old has been a big part of Copenhagen’s plans since he burst onto the scene back in 2009, as the Danish side went on to claim the league title last season.

He was awarded Player of the Year for the 2015-16 season, and Vicarage Road may well be his new home if reports are correct.

A fee in the region of around £3.5 million may well be enough to swipe the player from under Fulham’s noses.

The midfielder went on to make 153 appearances during his time so far with the Danish champions, and has represented his country nine times.

Watford turned down a bid for captain Troy Deeney (Photo: Getty Images)
Watford turned down a bid for captain Troy Deeney (Photo: Getty Images)

Watford linked with further signings

The Foxes put a £25 million bid on the table, only for the Hornets to reject it and they also knocked back a £37.5 million bid from the Chinese Super League side for Ighalo.

Mazzari will be looking to bolster his squad this summer after the club showed intent by turning down big offers for their star players.

The new boss is believed to be interested in West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino and highly-rated Genk defender Wilfred Ndidi.

The Hornets get their pre-season campaign underway on Sunday when they take on National League side Woking, and they also take on Stevenage and Queens Park Rangers at later dates.