Leeds United are still reportedly keen on signing Denmark international Mikkel Damsgaard this summer, with Marcelo Bielsa an admirer of the player.
The Lowdown: Leeds linked with Damsgaard move
The 21-year-old enjoyed a hugely impressive Euro 2020 campaign with Denmark, standing tall in the absence of Christian Eriksen and scoring a superb free-kick in the semi-final against England.
Leeds have been previously linked with a summer move for Damsgaard, as Bielsa looks to add to his squad in the final weeks of the transfer window.
The Latest: Rumour refuses to go away
Another rumour has now emerged regarding Leeds’ potential pursuit of the Sampdoria attacking midfielder, with La Repubblica [via Sport Witness] reporting that the Whites are willing to rival Tottenham for the Dane’s signature.
It is claimed that Bielsa himself is ‘pushing hard’ to snap up Damsgaard, who is valued at £18million by Transfermarkt, but would likely cost more than that due to his stunning showings in the summer.
The Verdict: Superb potential addition
Damsgaard showed what a talented young player he is at the Euros, scoring twice and assisting once, and he could provide some extra guile for Leeds in the final third.
There were times when central areas arguably needed an extra bit of creativity last season – Mateusz Klich and Kalvin Phillips only scored five Premier League goals between them – and the Sampdoria man could help solve that issue.
With Phillips protecting the defence and Damsgaard supplying the attack, Bielsa would have two up and coming stars in the heart of his midfield with proven quality and room to grow even further.
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