KEY POINTS

  • Damsgaard scored 2 goals and an assist for Denmark in Euros 2020
  • He currently plays for Serie A club Sampdoria
  • He is being chased by many top clubs, including Real, Barca

Real Madrid are reportedly stepping up their interest in the transfer of Euros 2020’s breakout star Mikkel Damsgaard this summer.

Damsgaard, who had a great Euros 2020 campaign with Denmark, is being chased by several top European clubs, including Real Madrid’s La Liga rivals FC Barcelona. To beat their El Classico opponents in the race to sign Damsgaard, Real Madrid are willing to pay $59 million, reported Spanish outlet El Gol Digital.

It was earlier reported that Damsgaard’s current club Sampdoria were expected to label the player at an asking price between $36 million and $59 million. The latest development from Real Madrid's camp has certainly put Los Blancos ahead in the race to sign the young Danish winger.

Apart from the two La Liga sides, the other clubs interested in the 21-year-old Damsgaard are Liverpool FC, Everton, Leeds, Leicester City, Inter and AC Milan, and Juventus.

Securing the deal for Damsgaard could be a difficult task for Real Madrid as Sampdoria are not looking to offload their young star in the ongoing transfer window. The Serie A club is planning to sell him next summer as it believes Damsgaard’s value could go up after another good season and the clubs should start recovering financially, according to soccer website Caughtoffside.

Damsgaard moved from his boyhood club FC Nordsjaelland to Sampdoria in the summer of 2020. Even though he managed only two goals and four assists in his 35 matches in Serie A, the left-winger was impressive with his carefree approach that troubled the opposition defenses on several occasions. The versatile nature that allows him to hold any role in attack and midfield has made him an enticing target for various top clubs.

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

His impressive run in the Euros 2020 further strengthened his case. Damsgaard netted two goals and an assist for Demark in the Euros 2020, including a goal in the epic semi-final against England. Even though Denmark were eliminated following a 2-1 loss, Damsgaard had already impressed everyone to become a much-wanted player in the underway 2021 summer window.