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Leeds: Whites dealt Damsgaard blow

An update has emerged about Leeds target Mikkel Damsgaard, regarding Aston Villa’s pursuit of his services.

What’s the talk?

According to ClubDoria46, via Sport Witness, Aston Villa are set to make a £30m (€35m) bid for Leeds target Mikkel Damsgaard.

Leeds are reportedly interested in signing the 21-year-old Sampdoria forward, but Villa’s bid is said to be ready to be sent to the Italian side.

Is this a blow for Leeds?

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Bielsa will be livid

Marcelo Bielsa will be livid with this news as it seemingly decreases the likelihood of Damsgaard arriving at Elland Road this summer.

Villa have already prepared their bid and are on the verge of sending their proposal to Sampdoria, which shows that they are far advanced in their efforts to land him – whereas Leeds only have an interest in him at this stage.

Therefore, it looks like the Whites are lagging behind in the race for his signature and Villa could be able to wrap up a deal for the Danish gem before Victor Orta can make his move.

Ex-Leeds forward Noel Whelan labelled him as an exciting prospect earlier this summer and said that he would be a good addition to Bielsa’s squad.

He told Football Insider: “Wow, now he would be a signing. From what I have seen, he is the next big thing coming out of Denmark. Again, we are looking at players who are the right age and of the right profile. Somebody who would compliment what Marcelo Bielsa already has.

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“Leeds nowadays are very intense and aggressive in their style of play and fitness plays a huge part. He looks to me as if he could do that as well, which is important because it’s not just about the little flicks. Damsgaard is a very exciting prospect. If we could get that deal over the line it would show just how far we’ve come in the last couple of years.”

The forward has four goals and three assists in his last six appearances for Denmark – averaging a WhoScored rating of 7.28 in five games in the European Championships this summer. This shows that he has the quality to perform at the international stage, boding well for any potential move to the Premier League.

He was on fire at the summer tournament, with 1.8 shots, 1.2 key passes and 1.8 dribbles completed per game. Damsgaard was a constant threat and able to make the most of the chances he was creating with the aforementioned goals and assists, proving that he has the bite to match the bark.

His statistics for Denmark suggest that he could be a tidy addition to Leeds’ squad next season. This is another reason why the Argentine head coach will not be best pleased that Villa are seemingly closing in on the winger, as Leeds really should be doing more to battle them for his signature.

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