September 27, 2022

Brentford nearing a £12.5m catch from Sampdoria playmaker Mikkel Damsgaard as Thomas Frank wants to replace Christian Eriksen after Dane left for Manchester United

  • Denmark international Mikkel Damsgaard can play on the left or behind the striker
  • The playmaker only made 12 appearances in an injury-hit campaign last season
  • The 22-year-old would help fill the void left by Christian Eriksen’s departure

Brentford strikes a £12.5m deal for Sampdoria midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard.

The fee includes extras for the 22-year-old Denmark international, who can play on the left or behind the striker, and would help fill the void left by Christian Eriksen’s departure.

The Dane was instrumental in helping Brentford finish in the middle of their first Premier League season.

Brentford strikes a £12.5m deal for Sampdoria midfielder Mikkel Damsgaard.

But despite a lucrative offer to stay in West London, Eriksen decided to move to Manchester United.

Damsgaard was one of the standout players at Euro 2020 last year when Denmark reached the semi-finals.

But the playmaker suffered an injury last season.

He only made 12 appearances but is now fully fit and Thomas Frank is keen to sign him for the new Premier League season.

Damsgaard was one of the standout players at Euro 2020 as Denmark reached the semi-finals

Signing Damsgaard would help fill the void left by Christian Eriksen’s departure

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