According to reports, Brentford has made a signing bid for Mikkel Damsgaard of Sampdoria. Tottenham was allegedly very interested in the Dane last summer as a result of his achievements at Euro 2020.
Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the west London club has launched a bid for Damsgaard worth €18 million (£15 million), who is regarded by many as one of Serie A’s most underappreciated players and a potential who might soon become a superstar for a prestigious club.
The two sides are confident that a deal can be reached that would send the 22-year-old winger to the English capital, despite the fact that Sampdoria values Damsgaard highly and may want a greater transfer price from Brentford.
Damsgaard was one of the competition’s breakout stars last summer. The attacker’s free-kick against England in the semi-finals was one of the tournament’s goals and a career high point for the winger, who piqued Tottenham’s attention with his performances there the previous summer.
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Despite Damsgaard having a successful season with Sampdoria after the pan-European tournament, it now appears like Brentford will recruit the young Scandinavian player this summer. This is because Thomas Frank has a lot of Danish players in his Premier League team.
Brentford has already had a successful transfer window with the signings of players like Keane Lewis-Potter and Aaron Hickey. Adding Damsgaard would bring another intriguing young player to their expanding roster, and the winger is more than prepared for the EPL race.
While Damsgaard was targeted by Tottenham last year, the Danish international would still be a wise purchase from the west London club this summer. Brentford has prided itself in previous years on securing unsung talents who larger teams would not try to pursue.
Damsgaard may be a terrific addition for Frank this summer, and with Sampdoria open to a sale, a possible bargain might also be in the cards for the Premier League team. His offensive and creative talents are ideal for what Brentford needs, and he also has the ability to develop even better.