Tottenham have reportedly stepped up their interest in Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard after it was reported the north London side sent scouts to watch the 20-year-old attacker.
According to FC Inter News, Spurs are one of several big-name clubs who are keen on the Danish international, with Inter Milan, Juventus and Premier League rivals Leicester City all interested in Damsgaard, who has impressed in Serie A this season for Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria side.
The report states, however, that I Blucerchiati are in no rush to sell their prized asset and that they intend to keep him for one extra season in the hope that the winger’s value increases even further, yet an offer of €18m (£15.6m) could be enough to tempt the Serie A side into selling Damsgaard this summer.
The Scandinavian attacker only joined Sampdoria last summer, signing for a reported transfer fee of €6.5m (£5.85m) from Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjaelland, and this campaign has seen Damsgaard score two goals and assist another four in 28 league appearances for the Serie A side, as well as make his international debut for Denmark.
TBR View: Damsgaard could do better than inevitable Mourinho benching
It’s no secret that Jose Mourinho is not keen on playing youth, with recent studies from the CIES Football Observatory revealing that Tottenham are one of three Premier League teams to not play a 21-year-old or younger player in the English top-flight this season, and for Damsgaard, he could do better than moving to a club managed by The Special One.
The Danish attacker is a prospect with some big potential having played over 1,000 minutes of Serie A football this season, and whilst the lure of Spurs might be enticing, moving to the north London side whilst Mourinho is still in charge would be a poor mistake for his career when other options are available to him.