Denmark’s midfielder Christian Eriksen has signed up with English Premier League club Brentford, the club announced on Monday. The midfielder has signed a contract till the end of the ongoing 2021-22 season, the club revealed.
Eriksen will make a remarkable return to football after cardiac arrest, which he suffered seven months ago in Denmark’s opener of Euro 2020 against Finland.
Eriksen had received on-field treatment from his side’s medical team after he had collapsed on the pitch following a heart attack. The team’s medical staff and Denmark captain Simon Kjaer had received UEFA President’s awards.
Manager Thomas Frank said: “I am looking forward to working with Christian again. It has been a while since I last coached him, and a lot has happened since then. Christian was 16 at the time and has become one of the best midfield players to appear in the Premier League. He has also won trophies all over Europe and become the star of the Danish national team.
“We have taken an unbelievable opportunity to bring a World Class player to Brentford. He hasn’t trained with a team for seven months but has done a lot of work on his own. He is fit but we will need to get him to match fit and I am looking forward to seeing him work with the players and staff to get back towards his highest level.”
Eriksen had been without any contract since he left Inter Milan. The Danish player was not permitted to compete in Serie A after being fitted with a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device.
Meanwhile, Eriksen had begun his footballing career with Ajax back in 2010. Subsequently, he made a move to Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 and also played the 2019 Champions Trophy final before making a move to Inter Milan.
Eriksen had recently stated that his dream is to represent Denmark in Qatar in the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup.