Everton should avoid targeting in-form Thomas Delaney again, despite Tottenham joining race

Denamrk's Thomas Delaney celebrates after scoring the 1-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Denmark and Poland in Copenhagen on September 1, 2017.

Tottenham are being linked with a move for recent Everton target Thomas Delaney.

Bayern Munich's midfielder Joshua Kimmich and Bremen's midfielder Thomas Delaney (front) vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match between Werder Bremen...Bayern Munich's midfielder Joshua Kimmich and Bremen's midfielder Thomas Delaney (front) vie for the ball

Once linked with Everton, Thomas Delaney is now believed to be a target for Tottenham, with the latest edition of Sport BILD reporting that Spurs want the Werder Bremen star.

Delaney, 26, has made a superb start to the season for club and country, scoring once in three Bundesliga games whilst also hitting four goals in his last two games for Denmark.

The midfielder only joined Werder Bremen from Copenhagen back in January of this year, but his impressive displays have triggered interest ahead of the transfer window re-opening in 2017.

Denamrk's Thomas Delaney celebrates after scoring the 1-0 during the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Denmark and Poland in Copenhagen on September 1, 2017.

The latest edition of Sport BILD reports that Tottenham are interested in signing Delaney, and could launch a move to sign the midfield maestro in January.

Delaney is no stranger to Premier League speculation, as The Mirror reported last year that Everton wanted to land him, despite him already having agreed a deal to join Werder Bremen.

Delaney has been linked with Everton throughout 2017, and whilst Spurs are being linked with a move, Ronald Koeman's men should refrain from re-entering the race for his signature.

Bremen's Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney (L) and Berlin's German midfielder Mitchell Weiser vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hertha...

The Dane is another central midfield player, and Everton already have the likes of Idrissa Gueye, Morgan Schneiderlin Muhamed Besic, Davy Klaassen, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Tom Davies.

Rather than add another central player, Everton should be looking to add more speed to their one-paced side, prioritising the signing of a winger more than another central midfielder – no matter how much they may rate Delaney.

Add in that prospect Tom Davies appears to have a huge future, and his development could be stalled with a move to sign Delaney, Everton should stick with the central midfielders they already have, rather than challenge Tottenham for one of their long-term targets.

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