Tottenham have not dropped their interest in Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard despite the departure of Jose Mourinho.
Damsgaard has been on Tottenham’s radar for some time after breaking onto the scene in Serie A. The Denmark international has surpassed all expectations with Sampdoria this season and is now attracting Premier League interest. It seems Samp might have to sell.
News of Spurs’ interest emerged in January when it was claimed that they could make a bid for him in the summer.
Damsgaard, an international teammate of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, has kept up his form since then. Hence, he remains an attractive proposition for Tottenham.
According to Club Doria 46, Sampdoria have identified Damsgaard as a player they can sell this summer to balance the books. What’s more, the report names Tottenham as one of his suitors.
Juventus and Inter want to offer Damsgaard the opportunity to progress in Serie A. However, he has plenty of suitors in other countries, with Tottenham topping that list.
Hence, it seems Spurs’ interest in the player did not just stem from their former head coach – despite reports that Mourinho was “crazy” about the player. The club appear to want him regardless, as he would represent a long-term investment.
It could cost between €20m and €25m to prise the 20-year-old away from Sampdoria.
Tottenham are not the only Premier League club to have been linked with Damsgaard. A report in February named West Ham, Leeds and Southampton as three other admirers.
Then, a couple of weeks later, Leicester were also mentioned as an interested party. But the report from Club Doria 46 does not go into huge detail about Damsgaard’s suitors and only makes reference to Tottenham.