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Report: West Ham monitoring £18m attacker who’s been compared to Michael Laudrup

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Report: West Ham monitoring £18m attacker who’s been compared to Michael Laudrup

West Ham United have reportedly expressed an interest in Sampdoria’s Mikkel Damsgaard, according to Club Doria.

However, the Hammers aren’t the only club said to be in the race – Tottenham Hotspur, Inter Milan and Juventus have all been linked with the 20-year-old.

Damsgaard only joined the Italian side last September, but has done so well that several clubs are reportedly keeping tabs on his progress and pondering a move.

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The Dane was bought by Sampdoria for around £5.8million, becoming Nordsjaelland’s third most profitable sale in the process, behind Mohammed Kudus and Emre Mor.

However, he is now said to have tripled in value, with Gazzetta dello Sport claiming he’s now worth “nearly” £18million.

Damsgaard has made 20 appearances in all competitions this term, including 17 in Serie A, during which he’s scored twice and assisted three goals.


According to Club Doria, West Ham have made preliminary contact over the youngster, while Spurs have also enquired, but no offer has been made from them.

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Damsgaard is a highly rated young player who has predominantly played as a left-winger this term, but is capable of playing anywhere across the front three as well as in central midfield.

Flemming Pedersen, his former boss at Nordsjaelland, has compared him to arguably the greatest Danish footballer of all time.

“I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again,” he is quoted by Tuttomercatoweb as saying. “I haven’t seen a Dane with so much potential since the days of Michael Laudrup”.

Given how well he’s been doing in one of Europe’s best top-flight leagues, at just 20, and hitting the ground running after moving just last year, the sky’s the limit for him, it seems.

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