Liverpool are the latest Premier League side to be linked with a move for Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard following a string of exceptional performances at Euro 2020.
The likes of Leicester City, Leeds United and West Ham United have all previously been credited with an interest in the 21-year-old, but the Reds have now joined the race for his signature, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.
Jurgen Klopp may have to move quickly in order to secure his man, though, with AC Milan already reportedly having a bid turned down for the Denmark international.
Damsgaard only arrived at Sampdoria from his boyhood side Nordsjaelland 12 months ago via a £6 million deal, yet his impressive performances at this summer’s European Championship means he could be on the move once again.
The youngster bagged two goals and provided one assist for his nation as they reached the semi-finals before succumbing to a solid England side, providing the spark they needed to exceed many people’s expectations.
Although his numbers throughout 2020/21 at club level were relatively modest – scoring two goals and providing four assists in 35 top-flight appearances – some of his performances caught the eye of intrigued onlookers.
After Damsgaard played a crucial role in a shock victory over eventual champions Inter back in January, TV2’s football expert Martin Mikkelsen lauded his compatriot, praising his maturity on the pitch.
“He’s magical – what speed! He is dynamic and can go both ways. He is creative but also so mature in his decisions,” Mikkelsen claimed.
His potential arrival at Anfield would see Damsgaard follow in the footsteps of current Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah, who made the leap from Serie A side Roma to Merseyside four seasons ago.
The Eygpt international has shown just how well making the transition from Italian football to English can go, and director of football Michael Edwards may be tempted to put his faith in the Dane due to this proven track record.
After Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino’s struggles last season, Klopp may be tempted to dip into the transfer market for a new forward over the coming months, and Damsgaard could be an affordable alternative to some of the sports most expensive stars.