Leicester City have joined the race to sign Mikkel Damsgaard from Claudio Ranieri’s Sampdoria during the summer transfer window, as reported by Calciomercato.
With what feels like half of the Premier League queueing up for the 20-year-old Denmark international, Leicester may soon be asking Ranieri to put in a good word.
After all, the well-travelled coach enjoyed the finest spell of his lengthy managerial career in the East Midlands, guiding the Foxes to the most unexpected of title triumphs back in 2016.
According to reports in Italy, Leicester will be hoping for a favour from their old boss as they join Juventus, Napoli, Tottenham, Southampton, West Ham and Leeds United in the race for Damsgaard.
“In my view, Damsgaard is an enfant prodige,” Ranieri said of the former Nordsjaelland speedster, via SosFanta.
“He must be managed quietly without burdening him with too many responsibilities.”
Ranieri obviously feels that Damsgaard has a lot to learn but it seems increasingly unlikely that the jet-heeled winger will continue to hone his talents at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris beyond the end of this season.
Whether Leicester is the ideal destination for the Dane, however, is another question entirely.
Damsgaard is at his best on the left-hand side – the same position that Harvey Barnes has made his own at the King Power.