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Spurs: Nuno Espirito Santo could find his next Pedro Neto in Mikkel Damsgaard

Tottenham Hotspur could begin the Nuno Espirito Santo era with a splash by securing a move for mooted transfer target Mikkel Damsgaard…

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The north London outfit have been linked with a move for the Sampdoria and Denmark sensation over the last few months, with the latest reports coming from SampNews24, who claimed in June that new sporting director Fabio Paratici has followed the 20-year-old gem closely.

It’s thought that the Serie A outfit may be forced into a sale if a fee of more than €20m (£18m) is offered in this transfer window.

With Nuno now through the door, Spurs should look to accelerate their interest in the Danish winger, who is currently starring at Euro 2020.

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Next Neto

Many got a glimpse of what Damsgaard can do when he rifled home a stunning strike in Denmark’s win over Russia. It helped them qualify for the knockout stages, where they thrashed Wales 4-0 and have set up a seemingly favourable quarter-final clash with the Czech Republic.

The £26m-rated Denmark dynamo has displayed a combination of electric pace and the ability to torment the opposition from out wide throughout this summer’s tournament, but he’s merely continuing his fine domestic form.

As per WhoScored, Damsgaard provided Sampdoria with two goals and four assists last term, whilst averaging 1.5 dribbles and 1.2 tackles per game, proving to be quite the threat under former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri.

It’s no wonder the Premier League title winner lauded his young attacker a “child prodigy“, and that’s not the first time that he’s received such glowing praise.

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Some have compared him to Denmark great Michael Laudrup, whilst TV2’s football expert Martin Mikkelsen described him as “magical” earlier in the season.

Nuno has only been at Hotspur Way for a few days but part of the reason he was hired was because of his proven track record in putting faith in and developing young attacking stars – perhaps none more so than Pedro Neto, who reaped the brunt of the playing time at Molineux following the departure of Diogo Jota to Liverpool, going from playing 926 top-flight minutes in 2019/20 to 2,560 last term.

In 79 appearances for the club, the 21-year-old Portuguese gem has provided ten goals and 11 assists, and his value has duly soared from £6.3m to £31.5m in the space of just two years, via Transfermarkt, all thanks to the talented coaching exploits of Nuno.

The new Spurs coach could well get his next Neto with a swoop for Damsgaard, so Paratici and co must look to make the 20-year-old a priority as soon as his time at Euro 2020 comes to an end. He would surely be worth every penny.

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Article title: Spurs: Nuno Espirito Santo could find his next Pedro Neto in Mikkel Damsgaard

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