Brentford are reportedly close to finishing a offer for Mikkel Damsgaard, star of Euro 2020 and former goal of both equally Liverpool and Tottenham.
The 22-yr-aged was very hot home following his displays for Denmark in the European Championships very last summer season, in which he scored versus England and grabbed a even more intention and support en route to the semi-finals.
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Both Spurs and Liverpool had been imagined to be keen, but Massimo Ferrero – who was Sampdoria president at the time (ahead of being pressured to stage down just after getting arrested as part of an investigation into corporate crimes) – said that only a “super offer” would be regarded for Damsgaard.
Ferrero explained: “Damsgaard? A super give would have to be evaluated, but Sampdoria is not a price cut retail store.
“Why should not I preserve him? I repeat, if a tremendous give comes in, we have to consider it as we all do, but I absolutely won’t offer him off because nobody normally takes a Euro off for us when we obtain. Sampdoria is not a price cut retail store which is why I get angry when they say I exaggerate with the requests for my gamers.”
It was claimed then that the Italian club’s valuation of the Denmark intercontinental was all-around the €40m mark, but that is dropped to just €15m subsequent an injury-hit time for the Serie A side.
Damsgaard – who moved to Sampdoria from Nordsjaelland for £6m in the summertime of 2020 – managed just 11 Serie A appearances possessing been dominated out for the vast majority of the year with a thigh harm picked up in October.
Brentford scent a deal, and are now ‘closing on’ the playmaker, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The transfer expert tweeted: ‘Brentford are now closing on Mikkel Damsgaard offer. Fee envisioned to be all-around €15m with add-ons. Talks are progressing with Sampdoria, still in dialogue on participant side.
Romano added that regardless of the deal not nonetheless becoming thoroughly accomplished, Brentford are ‘optimistic to get it more than the line’.
Thomas Frank’s aspect have spent £32m this summer months, with winger Keane Lewis-Potter signing up for for £17m from Hull and still left-back again Aaron Hickey arriving in a £15m shift from Bologna
They’ve also landed goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha from Lazio and professional centre-back again Ben Mee from Burnley, both equally on totally free traansfers.
Damsgaard could be a substitution for compatriot Christian Eriksen, who opted to sign up for Manchester United more than a return to Brentford immediately after a successful quick-time period spell with the London side last expression.