Leeds United could potentially sign Denmark star Mikkel Damsgaard this summer, according to former England striker Kevin Phillips.
The Lowdown: Damsgaard linked with Leeds move
The 21-year-old is hot property at the moment following a hugely impressive Euro 2020 campaign with Denmark, which included a superb free-kick in the semi-final defeat to England.
Damsgaard has been linked with a move to Leeds, as well as a host of other clubs, as Marcelo Bielsa eyes up key additions in the summer transfer window.
The Dane is currently playing for Sampdoria, but an exit could be on the cards in the next few months.
The Latest: Phillips makes key claim
Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips claimed that Damsgaard is likely to move to the Premier League, possibly paving the way for a switch to Leeds. The former Sunderland striker said:
“I picked him out as one of their danger men before the game the other night. Obviously he stepped up and scored a wonderful free kick. He was a danger throughout the night.
“He looks like a very good young player and a lot of players have done that this tournament. Big clubs will sit up and take notice of him now. Some big clubs have already been linked with him.
“No surprise. It wouldn’t surprise me if we see him in the Premier League at the start of next season.”
The Verdict: Outstanding potential signing
Damsgaard looks to be a player of immense potential, possessing so much natural ability and end product, scoring twice and setting up one goal at Euro 2020.
Damsgaard may cost a lot of money – Sampdoria reportedly want €30m (£25.7m) for him – but he could be worth every penny given his quality and long-term potential.
In other news, a key week reportedly lies ahead in Leeds’ quest to sign one player. Find out who it is here.
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