Currently, there are quite a few clubs in Europe starting to turn their attention to the young Danish midfielder such as Tottenham, Liverpool, Barcelona, and Juventus,… The list of teams is increasingly longing to have a talented young Danish midfielder – Mikkel Damsgaard. Let’s follow the article below for detailed information about the Mikkel Damsgaard transfer news up to now.
Overview of Mikkel Damsgaard
Skills and style
Damsgaard’s style of play is similar to Jesper Gronkjær, a former student of Chelsea coach Claudio Ranieri, a Danish football legend. But unlike his senior, who is a traditional midfielder who often sticks to the edge, Damsgaard can play many positions on the field and has diverse handling skills. In general, the style of Damsgaard is similar to Federico Chiesa of Juventus, from the running posture to the hobby of playing in many positions, preferring to penetrate the penalty area to finish. The midfielder born in 2000 also showed fierceness, willingness to go deep, and not afraid to make mistakes in defensive situations. The ability to take free kicks as well as long-range shots is also one of Damsgaard’s powerful weapons.
Mikkel Damsgaard transfer news through years
The player started playing at Jyllinge for eight years, with his father as coach. During a match for Jyllinge FC, Damsgaard was spotted by a scout from FC Nordsjaelland. He then joined Nordsjaelland as an Under-12 player under contract until 2020.
Damsgaard made his debut in the Danish Superliga for Nordsjaelland on 26 November 2017 against AC Horsens, wearing the number 27 shirt. In three seasons with Nordsjaelland, Damsgaard made a total of 93 appearances and scored 13 goals for the club in all competitions.
After leaving FC Nordsjaelland, Mikkel Damsgaard’s current team is Sampdoria when on 6 February 2020, it was confirmed that Damsgaard had signed a 4-year contract with the Italian club, effective from 1 July 2020. The transfer fee is estimated at 6.7 million euros. On 17 October 2020, Damsgaard scored his first Serie A goal for Sampdoria in a 3–0 win over Lazio. Damsgaard spent two seasons with Sampdoria, making a total of 49 appearances for the club in two seasons in all competitions and scoring two goals.
In the 2020/21 season, the player born in 2000 played 35 matches for Sampdoria in Serie A, scoring 2 goals, providing 4 assists, and accordingly directly contributing to this goal when he kicked in different positions. In general, this midfielder usually plays as a left winger in a 4-3-3 formation, attacking or a back striker in a 4-2-3-1 system. He can also play central midfield in both of these formations against weak opponents. But statistics show that Damsgaard plays most effectively in the left midfield position similar to Chiesa of Juventus.
Denmark national team
He has played for Denmark U18, U19, and U21. Damsgaard made his first Euros when he was called up to the Denmark squad for the Euro 2020 finals, scoring his first European Championship goal on 21 June 2021, in a 4 – 1 win over Russia, to become the youngest Danish player to score at the European Championship, at 20 years 353 days.
In the Euro 2020 semi-finals, Damsgaard scored the winning goal against England, the only free kick of the tournament. However, Denmark eventually had to stop in the semi-finals after losing 1-2 after extra time.
Moving to Sampdoria in the summer of 2020, in the 2020/21 season, the young Danish face was given the opportunity to start 18 times in 35 appearances. He plays in many different positions: from central midfielder and winger to the highest position in attack. However, regardless of position, Damsgaard is encouraged to go as high as the strikers, taking on the responsibility of creating and sometimes scoring goals when given the opportunity.
Mikkel Damsgaard transfer rumor: Does Benford pay 18 million dollars to own him?
Damsgaard has become a bright name after being one of the breakout stars at Euro 2020. At the time, Damsgaard replaced former Brentford player Christian Eriksen after the player suffered a serious cardiac arrest during the match against Finland. Striker Damsgaard has lit up the league with his outstanding passing and excellent long-range shooting ability. According to several unconfirmed sources, Brentford has made an offer of 18 million euros for Sampdoria star Mikkel Damsgaard, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Premier League side has offered 11 million euros, which will be a fixed amount, plus additional payments of 7 million euros. Sampdoria is demanding more money for the Danish winger, but it feels like a possible deal. With all information above, we hope you will know more clearly about Damsgaard. If you are interested in other news besides Mikkel Damsgaard transfer news, please visit our website ffootballlive.com.