Liverpool join Tottenham in race for Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard

The Reds are known for going under the radar and signing some hidden gems.

The latest reports in England suggest that Liverpool have joined Tottenham in race for Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard.

The 21-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Sampdoria spent 6.75 million euros to sign the Denmark international from Nordsjælland in 2020. The 21-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2024.

In 39 appearances for Sampdoria, Damsgaard has managed to score two goals, and create four goals for his teammates.

Mikkel Damsgaard
Mikkel Damsgaard

The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the best wingers in Denmark. Damsgaard has also left his mark at the international stage after netting four goals in 8 senior appearances for the Denmark national team.

His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.

Liverpool are looking to sign a winger and have identified the 21-year-old as potential transfer target. The Reds have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

Jürgen Klopp is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

Liverpool
Liverpool

The Denmark international will offer the Liverpool boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.

According to the report, “Liverpool are watching Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard. Il Secolo XIX says Liverpool scouts were spotted watching Damsgaard in action during Sampdoria’s match against AC Milan on Monday night. Damsgaard shot to stardom at Euro 2020 with Denmark leading to links with a move to the Premier League. Liverpool are interested in the Dane, who operated on the left wing against Milan. The report goes on to claim that the Reds are waiting for their rivals like Tottenham to make a move, ‘before attempting the decisive assault on the player’.”

TOP FOOTBALL TRANSFERS

It would take a huge offer from Liverpool to prise the 21-year-old winger from Sampdoria.

The Italian club are preparing to sell their winger should they receive a massive offer for him.

Mikkel Damsgaard ideal fit for Liverpool?

Undoubtedly, he would be a fantastic recruit for Liverpool.

Mikkel Damsgaard is still quite young and he will only get better with experience. He would be a good long-term investment for Liverpool.

All in all, Mikkel Damsgaard will be an ideal choice for Klopp as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.

It will be interesting to see if Liverpool can beat their rivals to the winger’s signature.

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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.

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