Brentford close in on Mikkel Damsgaard swoop from Sampdoria with star set to ‘undergo medical’ ahead of £12.6m transfer

    BRENTFORD have reached an agreement to sign Mikkel Damsgaard, according to reports.

    The Danish midfielder has been in talks to sign for Brentford, and personal terms have now finally been agreed between the two parties.

    Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates scoring against England at Euro 2020


    Mikkel Damsgaard celebrates scoring against England at Euro 2020Credit: PA
    Damsgaard in action for Sampdoria


    Damsgaard in action for SampdoriaCredit: Getty

    Fabrizio Romano has reported Damsgaard will make his way to England next week to complete his medical and finalise the deal.

    Brentford will pay £12.6million to Serie A side Sampdoria to sign him.

    Damsgaard has previously been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham, with his performances at Euro 2020 drawing attention.

    The 22-year-old scored a stunning free-kick for Denmark in the semi-final against England and subsequently drew interest from a number of Premier League clubs.

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    However, with a reported fee of £30m, no moves ended up happening at the time.

    Now a year on, Brentford are set to bring him into the club for far less.

    The deal will represent the fifth signing of the window for Thomas Frank’s side.

    The Bees have already completed deals for Arsenal-linked Aaron Hickey and Keane-Lewis Potter for a combined £34m.

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    They have also signed veteran defender Ben Mee and beat off interest from Manchester United to sign goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha on free transfers.

    Damsgaard will likely enter the Brentford Community Stadium as a replacement for Christian Eriksen, who joined Man United on a free after his short-term deal with Brentford expired.


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