Brentford has completed the signing of Christian Eriksen just seven months after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Euro 2020. Eriksen left Inter Milan by mutual consent after he was not allowed to play in the Serie A. The league has a rule prohibiting a player that has an ICD fitted to play. Dane has completed all medical tests which have deemed him fit to return to football.
“I’m happy to announce that I’ve signed for Brentford football club. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully I’ll see you all very soon,” Christian Eriksen posted via the Brentford Twitter account.
“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,” head coach Thomas Frank said. “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 added. “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. At his best, Christian has the ability to dictate games of football. He can find the right passes and is a goal threat. He also has very, very good set-piece delivery, both from corners and direct free kicks.”
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