Leeds United are reportedly interested in signing Denmark and Sampdoria star Mikkel Damsgaard this summer, in what would represent an exciting move.
The Lowdown: Damsgaard shines at Euros
The 21-year-old was arguably one of the standout players at Euro 2020, shining with his creativity for a popular Denmark side.
Damsgaard scored twice and assisted once at the tournament, including a stunning free-kick in the semi-final defeat to England at Wembley.
The Latest: Leeds linked with move
The Whites are thought to be one of several teams keen on the youngster, who is valued at £18million by Transfermarkt.
Leeds will likely have to pay more than €30million (£25.6m) to sign Damsgaard, however, with Sampdoria unlikely to accept anything less.
The Verdict: Outstanding potential signing
Damsgaard looks like a player of big potential, possessing great technical ability but also working hard off the ball, average 1.2 tackles and 1.6 interceptions per game at the Euros.
That work ethic is something that could appeal to Bielsa, who demands relentless pressing from his Leeds side, as well quality on the ball.
A club-record fee could be needed for the Whites to sign Damsgaard, but over time, he could prove to be worth every penny, with his best years still some time away and his ability to shine on the biggest stage already evident.
In other news, one Leeds player has reportedly passed a medical at another club – find out who it is here.
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