English Premier League

Christian Eriksen is close to signing for Brentford

Christian Eriksen, Six Sports

Christian Eriksen might return to Premier League football as Brentford are interested in signing the Denmark midfielder. Eriksen is a free agent as of now and the English side is looking to bag the midfielder.

Eriksen had recently terminated his contract mutually with Inter Milan last month. This decision came due to the Serie A rule that he can not play after being fitted with an Implanted Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD).

However, no such regulation exists in the Premier League. As a result, it is understood that a number of clubs are interested to sign him.

Eriksen started his youth career at Ajax and gradually earned a senior cap with them. He had 113 appearances with the Dutch giants and scored 25 goals.

Meanwhile, His performance earned him a move to Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. He went on to score 51 goals in 226 appearances during his spell for the Spurs.

He later moved to Inter Milan and even managed to win the league. However, his heart condition forced him to end his term in Serie A.

Eriksen had the pacemaker fitted following his cardiac arrest during Denmark’s match against Finland at Euro 2020 last June.

Inter Milan and Eriksen agreed to cancel his contract in December. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder has since started training alone in Denmark.

Brentford manager on signing Christian Eriksen

Brentford would hope to have an advantage through their manager Thomas Frank. Frank managed Eriksen at the u-17 level in Denmark.

“But we are in the best league in world, the club is progressing. We are in the market, we are looking for players.

Christian is a really good player, a top player. I worked with him in the past. He needs to find a club. I really hope Christian comes back to top football again. That is what he wants.

He said his big aim was to play in the World Cup, I really hope he succeeds, I can’t see why he shouldn’t.”

The Bees are currently 14th in the Premier League which is their first top-flight campaign since 1946-47.

Probability of signing

Eriksen has multiple offers many of which are from his homeland. However, according to The Sun, Eriksen could end up signing for Brentford.

The 29-year-old has made it clear that he is keen to resume his playing career. Moreover, he has said it is his “dream” to play for Denmark at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. So a move to the top-tier English side would benefit both parties.

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