Everton have reportedly joined the race to sign Mikkel Damsgaard in the summer transfer window.
The Lowdown: Damsgaard impresses
Many of the club’s supporters might not have heard of the 21-year-old before Euro 2020, but they’ll certainly know his name now.
He was nothing short of sensational in the tournament for Denmark before they were beaten 2-1 after extra time by England in the semi-finals at Wembley, all with huge pressure on his shoulders to replace Christian Eriksen.
Described as ‘phenomenal’ by team-mate Kasper Schmeichel after an eye-catching performance against Russia in the group stage, Damsgaard scored two goals, including a stunning free-kick against England in the semi-finals, and recorded one assist at the tournament (Sofascore).
The Latest: Damsgaard eyed
As per Calciomercato, Everton have joined the race to sign him ‘in the last few hours’ along with Merseyside rivals Liverpool, while Tottenham Hotspur, Leeds United, West Ham United and Leicester City have all shown an interest in the past.
Juventus, AC Milan, Inter Milan and AS Roma are also interested in signing the Sampdoria ace, who is quoted to cost in the region of €30m (£25.6m).
The Verdict: Sign
Damsgaard could well be the missing piece of the puzzle that the Toffees need in order for them to qualify for European competition next year.
Should Everton sign Damsgaard?
Fresh of the back of his Euro 2020 heroics, he should certainly have a lot of momentum going into the new season, and at just 21 years of age, he still has a lot of potential to fulfil.
With a whole host of other clubs in line for his signature, the Blues will likely need to act quickly in order to secure his services.
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