Liverpool and Spurs ask for ‘information’ on ‘jewel’ – negotiation can ‘take off’ if €35million offer arrives

Liverpool and Spurs have contacted Sampdoria for information on Mikkel Damsgaard, according to Sport Mediaset.

The Italian outlet reports that Liverpool, Spurs, Aston Villa and Leeds United have all made contact with the Serie A outfit.

While Sampdoria are loathe to let Damsgaard leave, a bid of around €35million will reportedly see talks ‘take off’.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Mikkel Damsgaard of Denmark scores their side's first goal past Jordan Pickford of England during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 07: Mikkel Damsgaard of Denmark scores their side’s first goal past Jordan Pickford of England during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Semi-final match between England and Denmark at Wembley Stadium on July 07, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

The report reads: “Massimo Ferrero’s company needs to make cash before diving into the incoming market.”

Describing the EURO 2020 star as a ‘Danish Jewel’, Sport Mediaset reports that the aforementioned clubs have contacted Sampdoria clubs for information on Damsgaard.

It’s unclear what that information is but with three years remaining on his contract, they are under no pressure to sell him this summer.

The 21-year-old was utterly superb at the EUROs and while he scored just two goals and assisted just four times for his club last season, he is a massive talent.

PARMA, ITALY - JANUARY 24: Mikkel Damsgaard of US Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Ennio Tardini on January 24, 2021 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
PARMA, ITALY – JANUARY 24: Mikkel Damsgaard of US Sampdoria in action during the Serie A match between Parma Calcio and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Ennio Tardini on January 24, 2021 in Parma, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

While England wound up overcoming Denmark to make their way to the final of the tournament, Damsgaard’s freekick was a superb display of the technique he has.

It’s no surprise that a club like Liverpool is interested in him and I wouldn’t be surprised if they monitor his progress over the next year or two.

He’s not quite ready to make the jump to Anfield but if he continues his development the way he has over the last year, he will be a tremendous player in no time.

GENOA, ITALY - APRIL 11: Mikkel Damsgaard of Sampdoria (2ndL) and Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Napoli vie for the ball during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Ssc Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 11, 2021 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images)
GENOA, ITALY – APRIL 11: Mikkel Damsgaard of Sampdoria (2ndL) and Giovanni Di Lorenzo of Napoli vie for the ball during the Serie A match between UC Sampdoria and Ssc Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on April 11, 2021 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Getty Images)

This summer, Liverpool need an industrious no.8 to replace Georginio Wijnaldum after the Dutchman’s contract expired at the end of June.

It’s surprising that it’s taken this long for Liverpool to find a replacement and with an attacker also needed, the hope is that the Reds don’t go into the new season with Ibrahima Konate as the only new signing.

As Fabrizio Romano reported for Bench Warmers, the Reds missed out on Donyell Malen because they are yet to sell Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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