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Report: Paratici to revive Tottenham interest in £17m ‘prodigy’, wanted him at Juventus

Fabio Paratici is set to revive Tottenham Hotspur’s interest in a transfer for Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard, according to SampNews24.

Spurs have followed Damsgaard for a number of months and will launch a new assault on the Luigi Ferraris Stadium. Paratici is driving the north London side’s revived efforts to sign the Denmark international, having admired him while at Juventus.

Paratici is leaving the Serie A side to become Tottenham’s new Managing Director of Football. He will officially begin his duties on July 1, but has already begun to create plans for the transfer window.

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Sampdoria are reluctant to part with their 20-year-old rising star, who is currently with Denmark at Euro 2020. But the Genoa outfit will struggle to reject offers that exceed €20million (£17m) amid widespread interest.

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As well as Tottenham, Juventus remain interested in Damsgaard, yet face competition from Serie A champions Inter Milan. West Ham, Southampton and Leicester have also shown an interest in the three-cap winger previously, per Calciomercato.

Napoli and Juventus have monitored Damsgaard for some time, as well. Although Leicester hold an advantage after successfully negotiating the transfer of Dennis Praet from Sampdoria for £18m in 2019.

Damsgaard is likely to decide his future after the European Championship. He made 37 appearances, 18 starts, in all competitions for Sampdoria last season, scoring two goals and offering four assists.

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Paratici and Tottenham seem to share the same stance on Damsgaard and his potential with the Premier League club reviving their efforts to sign the Sampdoria star. But Spurs would be acquiring potential over a proven product with the youngster.

He has only spent one season at Sampdoria after joining Claudio Ranieri’s side from Nordsjaelland last summer. Damsgaard impressed with the Danish outfit, however, and continued to show his emerging abilities as a versatile forward in Italy.

Ranieri awarded Damsgaard minutes on the left-wing, right-flank, as a shadow striker and as a central midfielder. The former Leicester boss also lauded the Tottenham target as a ‘prodigy’ in February (Sos Fanta). But conceded he was yet to rely on him too heavily.

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