Tottenham Hotspur reportedly retain a strong interest in securing the services of Sampdoria star Mikkel Damsgaard, who is valued at €30 million.
According to a report from Italian publication Tuttosport, Tottenham Hotspur are among a number of top clubs that hold an interest in versatile Sampdoria forward Mikkel Damsgaard.
The 21-year-old Damsgaard came through the youth ranks at FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark before moving to Sampdoria in the summer of 2020. He enjoyed a decent debut season, scoring two goals and setting up four more in 37 appearances across all competitions, but it was the UEFA Euro 2020 put him on the map in a big way.
Damsgaard was one of the star performers for Denmark as they made it all the way to the semi-finals of the competition, with his stunning strike against England in the penultimate stage being a standout moment. The 21-year-old’s displays in the continental competition attracted a lot of interest from several top clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur.
A move did not materialise, with Tottenham instead signing Bryan Gil to bolster their frontline. However, as per the aforementioned report, the north London giants remain interested in signing the 21-year-old Danish international, along with the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan.
Given how things have been going for them in the attacking unit, Tottenham Hotspur could certainly use with a player of Damsgaard’s ilk. Able to play in a multitude of positions in attack, be it out wide on the flanks, as a central attacking midfielder or even as a centre-forward, the 21-year-old would add some depth and quality to the squad while also providing flexibility in selection for manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Tottenham have been struggling to produce the goods in the final third this term due to a lack of creativity. Dele Alli has gone off the boil, Harry Kane has been off-colour and Son Heung-min is out with an injury, exposing the team’s lack of world-class quality and overreliance on some players.
Considering that they are still alive in four competitions, Nuno & co. can do with more strength and quality in their frontline if they are to achieve some sort of success. Sampdoria, for their part, were holding out for a fee of €30 million for Damsgaard, and would be open to doing business should that figure be met. It remains to be seen if Spurs or any other club are willing to do it in January or in the summer.