Bremen snap up Delaney

SV Werder Bremen have secured a deal to sign Denmark international midfielder Thomas Delaney from Copenhagen, with the player set to join the club in January.

Having come through the youth ranks at Copenhagen, Bremen will only be the second club Delaney has ever played for.

Despite all the details of the deal being confirmed well before the close of the transfer window on 1 September, part of the deal negotiated between the clubs will see the 24-year-old remain in Denmark until the turn of the year.

"I am very proud to be moving to such a famous club in January and to be playing in the Bundesliga," he told the club's official website.

"I want to take up a position of responsibility in the team. However, until the winter, I will continue to give my all for FC Copenhagen."

The Werderaner's sporting director Frank Baumann believes Delaney will bring something unique to the Bundesliga outfit as a relatively young player with potential, who also possesses plenty of experience.

"We are very pleased that Thomas has decided to move to Werder," he said. "He is a player with a lot of potential, who is the current captain of FC Copenhagen and will therefore bring a lot of leadership experience despite his young age.

"Due to the huge interest in Thomas, we decided to act now on a winter signing."