According to the latest update from La Repubblica (as relayed by TuttoMercatoWeb), Tottenham Hotspur have moved ahead of their competition in the race for Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard.

Damsgaard has caught the eye since arriving at the Serie A club in January of last year but it was the 21-year-old’s impressive showing at the European Championships for Denmark that shot him into the limelight.

The winger was first linked with a move to Spurs back in February and the speculation surrounding a potential North London transfer re-emerged last month.

However, it seemed as though Tottenham could be priced out of a move for the youngster when CalcioMercato reported a couple of weeks ago that Sampdoria’s valuation of the player had risen to £35m on the back of his performances at the Euros.

If La Repubblica’s latest update is to be believed, Spurs are still very much in the race for the 21-year-old.

The report reveals that Fabio Paratici is keen on snapping up Damsgaard and that the Lilywhites have now moved into pole position to secure his signature.

It is asserted that the Dane has ‘returned to the top’ of Tottenham’s wishlist, with the North London club now ready to table an offer of €25m (£21.4m).

Spurs Web Opinion 

While I believe Paratici’s strategy of going for young, up and coming players is the right one for Tottenham’s long-term success, it can be a risky strategy in the short term. 

Young players will likely take a year or two to get adjusted to the intensity of the Premier League. So, bringing several inexperienced players in at once could adversely affect the team next campaign.

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