An update has emerged on Tottenham target Mikkel Damsgaard, regarding how much Sampdoria are demanding for his signature…
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Sampdoria are demanding £25.7m (€30m) for Tottenham transfer target Mikkel Damsgaard this summer. The report claims that Milan have been in contact with the Serie A club over a potential deal and have been told that they will need to part ways with £25.7m to land him.
Spurs chief Fabio Paratici has reportedly identified the Danish international as a target ahead of next season following his strong performances in the European Championships for his country.
Paratici must ensure that he can get a deal over the line for Damsgaard as the fans would love to see him in North London next season. The former Juventus man now knows exactly how much it will take to prise the midfielder away from Italy and now he needs to act on the club’s interest and offer what Sampdoria want for him.
In an ideal world, Paratici would have time to negotiate with Sampdoria and potentially lower the price to secure a bargain for Damsgaard. However, they might not have that chance as interest appears to be mounting for his services. Along with Milan, Barcelona, West Ham and Liverpool are also reportedly eyeing up the young talent.
Therefore, Spurs must strike quickly to secure a deal for him before the other clubs are able to make their moves, which is why they should be looking to go straight in with a £25.7m offer. He could be a quality addition to Nuno Santo’s squad.
TV2’s football expert Martin Mikkelsen lavished praise on the “dynamic” attacker and highlighted the maturity in his games despite only turning 21 earlier this week, saying: “He’s magical – what speed!
“He is dynamic and can go both ways. He is creative but also so mature in his decisions.”
Damsgaard could be able to come in and make an instant impact at Tottenham. He has three goals and three assists in his last five games for Denmark, including a goal and an assist at the European Championships this summer, suggesting that he could be a decent option for Santo to call upon in the Premier League next season.
However, it could be in the long-term where Spurs benefit from spending £25.7m on Damsgaard. He is only 21 and has plenty of room left for development, which means that he could improve over the course of several seasons and grow into being an influential player.
The supporters could love watching the flying winger make progress in a Spurs shirt, potentially working his way from being a squad option to being one of the first names on the teammates, with the form he is showing at his current age suggesting that he could have a bright future.