KEY POINTS

  • Mikkel Damsgaard is contracted with Sampdoria until 2024
  • He scored 2 goals and an assist in Euros 2020 for Denmark
  • He is being chased by several top European clubs this summer

Real Madrid are reportedly interested in signing Denmark’s Mikkel Damsgaard, who has become a subject of interest following his impressive performances at Euros 2020.

While the likes of Barcelona, Liverpool, Everton, Leeds, Leicester City, Inter and AC Milan, and Juventus were already believed to be interested in the signing of Damsgaard, Real Madrid are the latest entrant in the race to sign Sampdoria’s left-winger, reported Spanish media outlet Fichajes.

Damsgaard, who helped Denmark reach the semi-final of the Euros 2020, is contracted with Sampdoria until 2024 and the Serie A club wants to retain their young winger for another year, according to the Italian publication Tuttosport.

The 21-year-old Damsgaard netted two goals and an assist for Demark in the Euros 2020, including a goal in the blockbuster semi-final against England. Even though Denmark were eliminated following a 2-1 loss, Damsgaard had gained enough attention to become a much-wanted player in the underway 2021 summer window.

Sampdoria, who finished ninth in the Serie A 2020-21 table, are planning to sell Damsgaard during the 2022 summer market and the Tuttosport report has further revealed the club is expected to label the young playmaker between $36 million and $59 million.

Damsgaard moved from his boyhood club FC Nordsjaelland to Sampdoria ahead of the 2020-21 season and took little time to make his presence felt at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. Even though he finished his debut season with Sampdoria with just two goals and four assists in his 35 matches in Serie A, the left-winger was impressive with his style of play and approach that troubled the opposition defenses on several occasions.

Denmark's Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates his goal against England at Wembley Denmark's Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates his goal against England at Wembley Photo: POOL / Paul ELLIS

While quite a few Italian and Spanish clubs are interested in Damsgaard’s signing, Sampdoria chief Massimo Ferrero is hoping to sell the winger to a Premier League outfit because he believes only English clubs can easily meet his $36m-59m transfer fee demands, according to soccer website The Hard Tackle.

Sampdoria’s demands are pretty high when compared to Damsgaard’s current market value, which is around $14 million, according to Transfermarkt.