Report: Liverpool can complete deal for attacker for €25m – negotiations already underway

Mikkel Damsgaard is a player that Liverpool are very attracted to, according to Corriere dello Sport, and have been told a deal can be done for as little as €25million.

According to a report from Sport Mediaset from the start of this week, Liverpool and Tottenham had made initial contact with Sampdoria for ‘Danish jewel’ Damsgaard.

The 21-year-old captured the world’s attention in the best way possible when he thundered home a truly spectacular free-kick against England in the EUROs.

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 technique displayed to control the power behind the ball from 25 yards was outstanding and now he has caught the attention of some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.

Liverpool have been in initial negotiations with Serie A outfit Sampdoria over what it would take to sign their young star and while Sport Mediaset claimed a bid of around €35million would see talks ‘take off’, another Italian source sees things differently.

According to Corriere dello Sport, Everton are also in the mix while AS Roma and Juventus could make a move to sign him.

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)

Sampdoria will reportedly let Damsgaard leave and with Liverpool in preliminary discussions over what would be needed to sign the Dane, they have been told a bid as low as €25million (£21.3m) would be accepted.

As I wrote earlier this week, “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.

“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.

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - JUNE 21: Mikkel Damsgaard of Denmark celebrates after scoring their side's first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Russia and Denmark at Parken Stadium on June 21, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay - Pool/Getty Images)
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – JUNE 21: Mikkel Damsgaard of Denmark celebrates after scoring their side’s first goal during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Group B match between Russia and Denmark at Parken Stadium on June 21, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Wolfgang Rattay – Pool/Getty Images)

“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.”

I’d be curious to see what Damsgaard could achieve at Liverpool but he strikes me as the type of player that is best suited for a tournament like the EUROs.

Of course, he’s still very young and it’s not fair to pass judgement until he has had the chance to prove himself consistently but Liverpool need a player that can succeed the front three but that also make an impact immediately as well.

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

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