Barcelona have reportedly set their sights on Mikkel Damsgaard, who is performing exceedingly well at UEFA Euro 2020 and is valued at around €30 million.
According to a report by Spanish publication SPORT, Mikkel Damsgaard is drawing widespread interest in his services in the wake of his performances with Sampdoria as well as at UEFA Euro 2020 with Denmark. Barcelona are one of the clubs showing an interest in the 20-year-old, with Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero slapping a €30 million price tag on him.
Mikkel Damsgaard joined Sampdoria from Nordsjaelland last summer and quickly became a mainstay in the first-team setup at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium, missing just two games when fit and available. And while his return of two goals and four assists in 37 appearances in all competitions might not be impressive enough, it is key to note that he was used in as many as seven positions.
That versatility, though, has piqued the interest of several big-name clubs across Europe, with his performances at the ongoing UEFA Euro 2020 attracting even more prospective suitors. One such club closely monitoring Damsgaard are Barcelona, who could be in the market for an attacking reinforcement this summer.
Barcelona are in a precarious position over the future of Ousmane Dembele, who is yet to commit his long-term future to the Blaugrana. In addition, Francisco Trincao is widely tipped to leave the Catalan giants this summer, either on loan or permanently following a sub-par debut campaign at Camp Nou.
As a result, Barcelona have been linked with several wingers this summer, including Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne. To that end, Damsgaard is also a viable target, with the player potentially offering more value than someone like Insigne, seeing as he can play across the attacking line as well as a central midfielder.
The Danish international also has his best years well ahead of him, and at 20 years old, he can be moulded into a world-class player by Ronald Koeman. And Barcelona might not have to shell out the big bucks to secure the services of the youngster either, with Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero slapping a €30 million price tag on him.
Having said that, Ferrero recently remarked that continued impressive performances could hike the valuation to €40 million, meaning Barcelona would be well served to make a quick move for the Dane. For now, though, Barcelona are simply keeping tabs on Damsgaard, and it remains to be seen if they launch the offensive for him anytime soon.