Leeds reportedly want to add more quality on the flanks.
According to the football transfer rumours in British and Italian media, Leeds United have entered talks with Sampdoria for Mikkel Damsgaard.
Sampdoria spent 6.5 million euros to sign the Denmark international from Nordsjælland in 2020. The 20-year-old has a valid contract with Sampdoria until June 2024.
The winger has banged in 2 goals and provided 4 assists in 23 matches for Sampdoria this term on all fronts.
The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Denmark.
Mikkel Damsgaard has represented Denmark at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 16 caps and scoring one goal, before making his senior international debut in November 2020. As a member of Denmark national football team, Damsgaard won one cap.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Leeds United.
Leeds are looking to sign a winger and have identified the 20-year-old as potential transfer target.
Marcelo Bielsa needs to tighten up his attack and a winger would be a welcome addition.
The Whites have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.
The Denmark international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of winger Bielsa wants to target in the summer transfer window.
The Premier League side are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The 20-year-old will offer the Leeds United boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
According to the report, “Leeds United have opened talks with Sampdoria for Mikkel Damsgaard. La Repubblica says the Whites have ‘tested the waters’ as they look to sign the 20-year-old in the summer. However, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Southampton have all been credited with an interest for Damsgaard, which could prove to be serious competition for his signature. The report states that the Serie A club would accept an offer in the region of €20million (£17.5m) to let the attacker leave.”
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Sampdoria are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the winger, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
Mikkel Damsgaard ideal fit for Leeds United?
If Damsgaard is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Leeds.
It is smart from the club to invest in younger players, rather than splashing out big money on experienced players with no resale value.
Given Damsgaard’s talent and potential, he would be a very good signing for Leeds in the long run.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Leeds.
It will be interesting to see whether Leeds United will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.