Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney would have been an exciting player for Aston Villa, says Express & Star journalist Luke Hatfield.
Delaney, who starred for the Euro 2020 semi-finalists, joined Sevilla from Borussia Dortmund in a €6m (£5m) deal last week but had been linked with a move to Villa Park prior.
Do Villa need a midfielder like Delaney?
For Hatfield, it would have been a good acquisition, though he feels it was always just paper talk.
Speaking to TT about Villa’s reported interest in Delaney, the football reporter said:
“I think that was a little bit of paper talk to be honest, probably agent led. He’s sealed a move to Sevilla now, but Delaney would have been an exciting player for Villa.
“I think a lot of Villa fans would have loved that because obviously it’s a big name coming from a big club.”
Villa do look a little light in that defensive midfield position, so an addition like Delaney certainly would have been great.
However, as long as they keep Marvelous Nakamba, who can come in for Douglas Luiz, they should be alright. The 27-year-old has been linked with a move away from the club this summer, with Premier League rivals Everton and Crystal Palace named as interested parties.
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