West Ham and Leeds are both interested in signing Sampdoria winger Mikkel Damsgaard this summer according to a report from The Athletic.

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The Hammers were said to be leading the race to sign the talented young Dane recently according to a report from La Repubblica.

And we think that the East London outfit might have even more of an advantage now over the Whites.

Marcelo Bielsa is close to signing Jack Harrison on a permanent deal. If Leeds are successful in their pursuit of the Manchester City owned ace, there will be no need to sign Damsgaard according to the Athletic.

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West Ham and Leeds target Mikkel Damsgaard in action for Sampdoria (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

West Ham have advantage over Leeds in Damsgaard race

If the West Yorkshire outfit complete a permanent deal for Harrison, it will enable David Moyes to swoop in and bring the 20-year-old to the London Stadium this summer.

And we think that Damsgaard would be an exceptional addition for the Hammers.

 

The 20-year-old Sampdoria starlet is a left winger by trade. He can also operate in the central midfield and centre-forward positions, however.

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Damsgaard in action for Sampdoria (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)

Damsgaard joined Sampdoria from Nordsjaelland in the summer of 2020 for around €6.7 million (£6 million) according to Sempre Inter.

The Denmark international has racked up two goals and four assists in 35 Serie A games for Sampdoria thus far. That’s a fairly impressive return considering that he has played just 50 minutes per match on average (Transfermarkt).

He really is a special young talent. Beating Leeds to his services would be a real coup for West Ham.

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And if Damsgaard ends up plying his trade in East London rather than at Elland Road next season, it will be a big statement from the Hammers.

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