Moving from FC Nordsjaelland to Sampdoria in September against a fee of around €6m, Mikkel Damsgaard didn’t take long to adapt to Serie A football.
A semi-regular starter in the league, the 20-year-old already has two goals and three assists to his name in 15 appearances, which has alerted a few scouts around Italy and Europe that he might be the real deal.
That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who report Tottenham, Juventus and Inter are all keeping an eye on the young winger with a view to the future.
It’s said his value has ‘tripled’ since the start of the campaign, and would ‘realistically’ be somewhere between €18-20m.
The newspaper, on their website, then add that Tottenham are ‘seriously thinking’ about the forward, while the big clubs in Italy have ‘put out some feelers’.
However, it seems Spurs have the upper hand as ‘it’s possible to hypothesise a marriage with the English team in the medium term in a potential deal à la Rovella’.
That means buying him for a ‘large sum’, but then ‘leaving him on loan at Sampdoria to mature and grow further for at least a year and a half’.
Capable of playing either down the left or through the middle as an attacking midfielder or a second striker, Damsgaard could be a good solution for Spurs in the future.
Getting him now could save them money in the long-term should they choose to pass only for him to explode over the next four years, so it isn’t the worst idea.