Transfer News: Tottenham lining up Mikkel Damsgaard to replace Gareth Bale
Bale returned to Tottenham Hotspur last summer on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid. His performances recently sparked speculations of a potential stay at the club beyond this season. However, the Welshman was quick to quash those rumours, insisting that the plan was always to spend just one year at Tottenham.
Bale’s departure at the end of the season would leave an empty slot in the attacking department for Jose Mourinho. And Tottenham are thinking about filling that vacancy with the transfer of Mikkel Damsgaard from Sampdoria.
A product of the FC Nordsjaelland youth academy, Damsgaard left his boyhood club for Serie A outfit Sampdoria last summer and has thrived. Till date, the 20-year-old has managed two goals and four assists from 26 Serie A games while scoring two in two for the Denmark national team as well. (h/t Transfermarkt)
While those numbers aren’t that great, Damsgaard has impressed with his all-round ability and the versatility he brings to the table, given that he can play anywhere in the attacking third.
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Young, dynamic and versatile Damsgaard can be a good value addition to the squad. At 20, he is bound to get better from here on while at that transfer fee, he wouldn’t burn a hole through the club’s pockets either. It remains to be seen if Tottenham do make a serious approach for the Dane, though.