Beyond just the fact that he's a very good player...what Delph would bring is experience, a winning mentality, commitment and genuine leadership. I'm not saying you'd make him captain, but when you look at our side, how many players in that 11 would you consider leaders? Very few. Would be good for the younger lads, good for the dressing room, and if he gets on the pitch he will give his all and spur on others at the same time. And this isn't a McCarthy or Besic, someone that'll run and try hard but is actually shite, this lad can actually play football.
I think 16m is a bit steep with a year left, but I wouldn't be disappointed to see this happen.