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Report: Spurs and Liverpool must now find £26m if they want to land Euro 2020 flyer

Liverpool and Spurs will now need to find more cash than expected if they want to sign Mikkel Damsgaard from Sampdoria this summer.

It was reported earlier this week that both the Reds and Tottenham were set to be in the mix to land Damsgaard. A fee in the region of £17m has been banded about. That, of course, could be a bargain fee for the Dane.

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However, Gazzetta dello Sport now suggest that Sampdoria have upped that price considerably. Their report suggests that AC Milan have been quoted around £26m for the exciting midfielder.

Damsgaard has enjoyed a stellar Euros with Denmark. One of the hottest young players in the tournament, he has helped the Danes reach the semi-finals, where they’ll face England.

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Bargain

20-year-old Damsgaard has been on the radar of English clubs for some time now. Talents such as his don’t go unnoticed, and it’s not surprising he has had a good Euro 2020 either.

But even though the price has gone up a bit, £26m might still be a bargain in the modern game. Players with less talent and natural ability go for more.

Damsgaard will get his big move. And while Sampdoria might feel £26m will put clubs off, the fact is that it won’t.

Statement

Both Spurs and Liverpool are expected to make moves this summer. Spurs, in particular, are likely to see movement given Fabio Paratici’s new role.

His links to Italy could be crucial for Spurs here. The club – and Paratici – need to make a statement signing or two.

Getting Damsgaard, then, could be a brilliant start for the Italian.

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