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Rumour Mongering: Sampdoria Braced for Liverpool Damsgaard Approach

Mikkel Damsgaard impressed for Denmark at the Euros and is now said to be attracting Liverpool interest.

Mikkel Damsgaard of UC Sampdoria in action during the Coppa... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

One of the players whose stock rose tremendously at this summer’s Euros was Denmark and Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard, with the 21-year-old key in the underdog Danes’ drive to the semi-finals where it took extra time for England to push past them.

Now, Sampdoria are said to be bracing themselves for an approach—or, as SampNews24 would put it, a decisive assault—for the player with Liverpool scouts in attendance in recent weeks to watch the young attacker further now that he’s back in action with his club.

However, for anyone thinking there might be an imminent transfer here, according to the Italian outlet the Reds are biding their time and waiting for a potential Tottenham move for Damsgaard before swooping in to make that aforementioned decisive assault.

If that all sounds like reason not to grant a great deal of weight to this particular transfer rumour, that’s because it is, and it’s likely that Damsgaard is simply one of a great many players Liverpool’s scouts are keeping an eye on in Europe and around the world.

It’s also worth noting Damsgaard likely lacks the kind of top end speed Liverpool would want in a winger, and his return of two goals and four assists in 35 appearances and 1,776 minutes last season—a contribution every 296 minutes—is far from standout.

Strong Euros showing aside, Damsgaard is more promise than finished product and would likely struggle to find minutes at Liverpool arriving as fifth choice forward or as a potential midfield conversion fighting with Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott for minutes.