Liverpool and Tottenham have been told they must cough up £34m if they want to sign Mikkel Damsgaard in the summer transfer window, according to reports.
The Sampdoria winger impressed during Euro 2020, scoring two goals and creating one more as Denmark reached the semi-finals.
Damsgaard silenced Wembley in that semi-final with a brilliant 25-yard free-kick in the first half against hosts England.
Damsgaard fired a superb dead-ball strike up over the wall and past Jordan Pickford – the first goal the Three Lions goalkeeper had conceded in the tournament.
However, Denmark would eventually lose in extra time as England reached the final, where they lost last night to Italy.
First direct free-kick at EURO 2020 🎯✅
— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020) July 7, 2021
Those performances have seen him linked with a number of Premier League clubs, including Everton, Leeds United and Leicester City.
And now the Daily Mirror claim that Sampdoria ‘have told Liverpool and Tottenham they will need to pay £34m if they are to sign’ Damsgaard in the summer transfer window.
They add that his displays at Euro 2020 have ‘seen his stock rise’ and the Italian side are ready to ‘cash in’ while his value is high.
Juventus and Barcelona are also believed to be interested with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp and newly-appointed Spurs manager Nuno Espirito Santo keen on Damsgaard.
The 21-year-old’s performances at Euro 2020 will come as no surprise to Sampdoria fans with Damsgaard one of their star players last season, helping them to finish ninth in Serie A on 52 points.
Meanwhile, John Barnes has claimed Liverpool don’t need to bring in any new faces as long as their current squad remain injury free.
Barnes told BonusCodeBets: “Liverpool being cash strapped because of Covid-19 may not be an issue this summer. If they don’t lose any players through injury or transfers, they don’t need to sign anyone.
“They brought in Diogo Jota and Thiago last season and signed Ibrahima Konate. Plus, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are coming back. Liverpool know their best players, so they don’t need to make signings or to promote from within, unless they get into an injury situation like last season.
“There will be the odd occasion when players like Harry Wilson and Harvey Elliott need to come into the side, as Nat Phillips and Neco Williams did this season. If they are playing for three months that’s probably not what you want, but two or three games is manageable.”