Strong Euro Land Sampdoria Starlet on Barcelona and Milan Radar

After a fine season with Sampdoria, Mikkel Damsgaard is using the Euro as a further showcase. He took on a bigger role when Denmark lost Christian Eriksen and is shining. He bagged a great goal against Russia and participated in the romp of Wales with an assist. His quality performances have drawn interest from Barcelona and Milan, reports.

The attacker was linked to Juventus and Inter during the campaign, but the two clubs are now in different situations. Sampdoria acquired him from Nordsjaelland for just under €7M in September of 2020. He tallied 2 goals and 4 assists in 37 appearances with the Blucerchiati last year.

On top of a well-rounded skill-set, Mikkel Damsgaard boasts impressive versatility. In Genoa, he featured primarily as a left-winger, also because of their other top contributors on the roster. But he can easily play also as no.10 and second-striker, as he is doing internationally Milan have added him to the long list of potential replacements for Hakan Calhanoglu. He was likened to a younger, faster version of Josip Ilicic when he moved to Italy after logging impressive numbers in the Superligaen.

The site suggests Barcelona reached out to Sampdoria in recent days to inquire about him. President Massimo Ferrero told local newspaper Il Secolo XIX: “His price tag right now is at least €30M, but it could reach €40M if he scores again in the Euro.” The Blucerchiati would like to keep him for another season. However, they are unlikely to put up much resistance if a club approached them with a lucrative bid.