Sampdoria accepted the offer from the Bees for Mikkel Damsgaard, who is expected to replace Christian Eriksen.

The Bees hope to get a medical for the 22-year-old in the next few days.

The player who replaced Christian Eriksen for the Danes at Euro 2020 after he had a heart attack is the same player who is looking for a new job.

He was linked with a move to the premier league after scoring twice for the Danes during their journey to the semi- finals.

Pickford lies beaten on the turf as Damsgaard and his team-mates celebrate
Image: Damsgaard scored a free-kick for Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final versus England

The problem that kept Damsgaard out of 27 games last season kept him out of 11 appearances last year.

He wants to get to the bottom of his health issues.

The west London team made their first approach for Damsgaard a week before their season opener. The attention of other clubs was paid to Damsgaard.

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Damsgaard scores a superb free-kick for the opener
Image: Damsgaard celebrates scoring for Denmark

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Christian Eriksen is one of the people that Mikkel Damsgaard has links to. The target studied the game of Eriksen as a child.

"I can say that I am inspired by him," Damsgaard said. One player I have looked to emulate the most isEriksen. I've always played as a No 10 since I admired him when I was younger.

He inspired me a lot. I learned a lot about his game and how he finds places. When I was small, I tried to include him in my game.

Last season, he was vital to the survival of the club. He started in 10 of the 28 games he didn't start. The goal ratio doubled and Ivan Toney's chances doubled as well.


Damsgaard can bring all of his teammate's skills to the table because he created 17 chances from dead-ball scenarios last season. He scored a wonderful free- kick in the Euro 2020 semi-finals for England.

Damsgaard's year since last summer's tournament has not gone to plan with a mysterious illness, with his agent claiming it was some form of arthritis, but as Eriksen showed last season, previous medical history is not a hinderance at the club.