As the baby-faced Dane thundered a 30-yard free-kick past Jordan Pickford and into England’s net during the Euro 2020 semi-final at Wembley, his price-tag threatened to soar towards vertigo-inducing heights.
Sampdoria’s madcap president Massimo Ferrero insisted earlier in the tournament, after Damsgaard scoring a similarly stunning effort against Russia in the group-stages, that it would cost ‘at least £30 million’ to lure the little winger away from his Serie A home.
And maybe the prospect of dealing with a man as headstrong as Ferrero has made Damsgaard’s suitors – of which there are many – think twice about making a bid for a man who’s stock has never been higher.
Calciomercato reported earlier in July that Damsgaard’s camp were in talks with a number of Premier League clubs, with Sampdoria assuming that a man who models himself on Danish great Christian Eriksen would be plying his trade in England by the time September rolled around.
But, according to Blucerchiati director Carlo Osti, Sampdoria have not received a single bid for a man who was expected to spark a bidding war after the curtain fell on a thrilling European Championships.
Will Mikkel Damsgaard have to wait for his Premier League break?
“We haven’t received a real call yet,” director Carlo Osti.
Then again, Crystal Palace, Southampton and West Ham United have also been mentioned as alternative destinations for a man who’s speed, decision-making and delicious directness would make him a fine addition to the Premier League.
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