Thomas Delaney happy at Borussia Dortmund but leaves future open

Thomas Delaney. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
Thomas Delaney. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) /

Thomas Delaney is very happy at Borussia Dortmund, but is leaving all doors open as far as his future is concerned.

With just over one year left on his Borussia Dortmund contract, Thomas Delaney’s future has been the subject of a lot of speculation in recent weeks. Premier League side Southampton are said to be one of the teams interested in signing him. But Delaney is not giving much thought to his future, and is only focused on the European Championships at the moment.

"“It takes up minimal space,” Delaney said. “I haven’t given it much thought. There are 13 months to go and we have a new coach, so I guess all the doors are still open, as they always are, for what’s going to happen. It’s not something I’ve given much thought to.”"

Before deciding on his future, Delaney wants to meet with incoming Borussia Dortmund head coach Marco Rose and get an idea on where he fits into the plans for next season.

"“I expect to meet the new coach and get an idea of where I stand and where he sees me, so there is nothing interesting to report today.”"

Despite the uncertainty about his future, Delaney is happy at Borussia Dortmund. “I am happy in Dortmund and we just won a cup,” Delaney said. “I’m very proud of that. It’s a great club with a great stadium.”

The BVB bosses will likely want to make a decision on Thomas Delaney’s long-term future this summer in order to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer. The 29 year old is coming off a stop-start season which saw him make a total of 34 appearances across all competitions. Delaney became a key player in midfield after Axel Witsel’s injury in January, but lost his spot in the starting XI towards the end of the season.

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Delaney was linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund last summer as well, but the BVB bosses did not want to sell him then. With his contract now set to expire at the end of next season, it will certainly be interesting to see what the future holds for the former Werder Bremen man.