Delaney delight at Werder move

The Danish dynamo is heading for the Bundesliga.

Delaney delight at Werder move
Image credit: Werder.de

On Wednesday, Werder Bremen announced that they had signed midfielder Thomas Delaney from FC Copenhagen.

No fee or contract length were made public, however, with both sides agreeing to stay silent on the exact terms.

The deal will go through in January, with Delaney seeing out the following four-and-a-half months with the capital club.

Great business by Baumann

In yet another smart move by the new sporting director, Frank Baumann has found off fierce interest to tie down the Copenhagen captain.

He will add bite, fight and plenty more to the Weserstadion outfit's midfield, which was lacking somewhat last term.

Delaney has nine caps for Denmark - the country of his birth - and also holds US Citizenship.

It is at club level where he has really excelled, claiming three league and cup titles while with Copenhagen; making 224 appearances in the process.

Busy summer for Werder

Delaney becomes the 10th signing of the window, which has seen the likes of Max Kruse, Niklas Moisander and Fallou Diagne join the club.

Florian Kainz, Lamine Sané, Thanos Petsos, Justin Eilers, Lennart Thy and Jaroslav Drobny have also been brought in.

This follows the departures of Jannik Vestergaard, Anthony Ujah and Alejandro Galvez - amongst others - in a set of deals that has seen strength in depth added.

Delaney has been a stalwart in the Danish giants' midfield for years. | Image source: Nordbuzz.de
Delaney has been a stalwart in the Danish giants' midfield for years. | Image source: Nordbuzz.de

Skrypnyk and Baumann give their thoughts on the deal

Speaking to the club website, sporting director, Frank Baumann had his say: “We are very pleased that Thomas has decided to move to Werder."

Baumann added, "He is a player with a lot of potential, who is the current captain of Copenhagen and will therefore bring a lot of leadership experience despite his young age."

Head coach, Viktor Skrypnyk was delighted to welcome in the Dane: “Thomas is a strong runner, who will give us a few more options through his flexibility."

Skrypnyk paid particular attention to his attitude and stamina, "He is a player with a great mentality, who always puts everything in for the team."