After agreeing to a total fee of €20 million (£16.8 million), Brentford and Sampdoria could announce the signing of versatile Danish international Mikkel Damsgaard as soon as Tuesday.
The Bees have been extremely active in the transfer market this summer in an effort to avoid the dreaded “second season syndrome” that plagues Premier League teams.
Even after Christian Eriksen left for Manchester United, Thomas Frank has insisted that Brentford is well-equipped to survive. The west Londoners are also expected to continue their strengthening with the acquisition of Damsgaard.
The 22-year-old, who missed most of last season due to a thigh injury, will cost Brentford an initial €14 million plus an additional €6 million. The Bees will defeat a number of European clubs.
Damsgaard is currently heading to England to complete a medical and sign a four-year contract with the Gtech Community Stadium.
He will join Aaron Hickey, Keane Lewis-Potter, Thomas Strakosha, and Ben Mee as Brentford’s fifth senior signings of the summer.