Brentford have offered Christian Eriksen the chance of a return to the Premier League as the playmaker assesses his options for a competitive comeback.
Eriksen, 29, has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 game with Finland on June 12th, and became a free agent when Internazionale terminated his contract last month. He is keen for a return to top-level action ahead of the World Cup and Brentford have moved to offer him a six-month deal, which would have the potential to be extended. Should Eriksen accept, he would return to the English top flight two years after leaving Tottenham for the Serie A club.
Eriksen is not short of suitors and, despite Brentford’s interest, no decision has yet been made over his future. However, a move to the west London side could be appealing given the heavy Danish presence in their squad. Eight of their players are from Denmark and so is the head coach, Thomas Frank, who has steered them to 14th place in their first Premier League season and worked with Eriksen in the national youth team set-up.
Eriksen received lifesaving treatment on the pitch in Copenhagen after his cardiac arrest and was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator device (ICD). His departure from Inter owed to the fact Serie A rules do not allow players with an ICD to compete but Eriksen has been training at Odense, his old club in Denmark, and said this month that he feels ready to come back.
“My goal is to play in the World Cup in Qatar,” he said. “I want to play. That’s been my mindset all along. It’s a goal, a dream. Whether I’ll be picked is another thing. But it’s my dream to come back. I’m sure I can because I don’t feel any different. Physically, I’m back in top shape.” – Guardian