Sampdoria Relish Euro Showcase for Damsgaard, Mixed Signals on Sale

Mikkel Damsgaard shined again in yesterday’s semi final versus England. Sampdoria reiterate that he is not for sale for summer but did not shut the door completely. They have already turned down a bid from Milan. The starlet has drawn interest also from Barcelona and Juventus, and more clubs are likely to join the fray now.

The Rossoneri had offered around €20M and right-back Andrea Conti. However, the Blucerchiati want only cash and need a proposal that blows them away, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. Director Carlo Osti discussed the breakout player to Rai: “Everybody saw what Damsgaard is capable of doing now. He has exceptional technical skills, and I am happy that the entire Europe noticed him.”

He continued: “Is he untouchable? As president Massimo Ferrero said yesterday, he currently is. But, in reality, nobody truly ever is. Everybody has a price tag, after all. I think he would grow even more if he stayed at Sampdoria for one further season, and that is our plan. The transfer market dictates the sums; he is clearly a gem.”

“Sampdoria invested a lot on him, considering he had made a few appearances in the Danish league. Our scout Mimmo Gentile recommended him, and we invested €8M. He had not played a lot until that point, and we had closed the deal in January of 2020. We were helped by the fact that he shared an agent with Joachim Andersen, who was with us in the past.”

Damsgaard was the first player to score to the Three Lions, who had never conceded. Moreover, he bagged the first direct free-kick of the tournament.