Never managing to impose himself fully at Brentford after his transfer from Sampdoria, Mikkel Damsgaard has also suffered a few issues with injuries.

Only used twice in the starting XI by Thomas Frank this season in the Premier League and yet to find the back of the net for the Bees, there is a feeling in his home country that a break, perhaps a loan back to Denmark could do him the world of good.

Speaking to Tipsbladet, the manager at FC Nordsjælland, where the Brentford player made the most impact before his move to Italy, explained the 23-year-old always had a home there.

Johannes Hoff Thorup said: “Damsgaard will always be welcome back. He is a fantastic player and I always hope the best for him when he plays. But I am not at all sure whether it will be relevant for us. I hope that he can find his top level again quickly, because he is a fantastic player for both club and country when that is the case.”

Of course, there has been nothing just yet to suggest that this is a move on the table for the Danish side or the Brentford forward, and a lot would have to be discussed for it to happen.

For Thorup, the problem is he doesn’t know ‘how realistic it is’ for a team like Nordsjælland to get a player in from a Premier League club.

One to keep an eye on, but perhaps it could be the best move to allow the 23-year-old to get some confidence back, as he has just one assist in 43 appearances for Brentford since joining.