Tottenham Hotspur have been told exactly how much it’ll cost to land mooted summer transfer target Mikkel Damsgaard…
“Did you see that Damsgaard goal? I’ll tell you [his] fair price, today at least 30 million but if he scores again he will reach 40,” claimed Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero to Italian newspaper Il Secolo XIX (via Calciomercato).
Spurs have been linked with the 20-year-old gem regularly over the past few months and, just last week, Club Doria 46 reported that their interest was ‘strong’, although the north Londoners face competition from their Premier League rivals West Ham and Leeds.
If the Denmark international continues to excel at Euro 2020, that asking price could genuinely increase, just as his club’s president says.
Damsgaard has emerged as a potential Danish star of the future in the absence of former Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen. His wonderstrike kickstarted a 4-1 rout over Russia to seal their place in the knockout stages of the competition.
The Sampdoria attacker received the ball from current Spurs midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and, on the half-turn, he shifted the ball onto his stronger right foot before curling a phenomenal strike into the top corner.
As per SofaScore, Damsgaard is among the best-performing attackers in the competition right now. He has recorded six successful dribbles, four shots and two key passes, earning a 7.25 average rating on top of his wonder goal.
Considering it was on such a big stage, it was the first real glimpse of the young 5 foot 11 dynamo living up to his hype. It’s no surprise that his former manager Claudio Ranieri, who won the Premier League at Leicester, dubbed him a “child prodigy” with a “big future.”
These performances at Euro 2020 merely build on his impressive domestic form from the 2020/21 campaign, where he registered two goals and four assists, but those numbers do not do his performances justice as the £11.7m-rated Dane proved to be an exciting and versatile talent, displaying immense levels of work rate.
Last season, the long-serving Brazilian managed only 1.1 successful dribbles per game, whilst he isn’t as industrious as Damsgaard either, having averaged a lower 1.1 attempted tackles each league outing, as per WhoScored.
Between September and February, the first-choice winger only delivered one goal in the Premier League, which emphasises his inconsistencies in a Spurs shirt.
Fabio Paratici must look to sign Damsgaard now that his asking price has been revealed and, in the process, the north Londoners can move on from the faltering Moura.