Premier League club Brentford has offered Christian Eriksen a six-month contract with the option to extend for a further year, The Athletic reports.
Eriksen became a free agent at the end of December after being released by Inter Milan. The 29-year-old Danish star suffered a cardiac arrest on June 12 during his national team’s game against Finland at Euro 2020. Eriksen was brought back to life following resuscitation on the pitch. He was then transported to a hospital in Copenhagen where doctors performed various tests to decide the best treatment in his case.
Finally, Eriksen was implanted with a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which can monitor and control the rhythm of the heart. Under Serie A’s rules, Eriksen isn’t allowed to continue his career following the medical procedure, so Inter allowed him to move on at cost zero. There’s no legal barrier for the gifted attacking midfielder to go on playing in countries like England, The Netherlands, or his native Denmark.
Eriksen dreams to play at the World Cup with Denmark
Eriksen started training at his boyhood club Odense last autumn and is now on the verge of returning to the professional game. He last played at club level in May. Eriksen said during an interview that he is ready and hungry to play football at the highest level again, aiming to compete at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
According to his agent, Martin Schoots, several Premier League clubs have made contact, but Brentford seems to have an edge on its competitors. Before moving to Inter in January 2020, Eriksen played 300 games for Tottenham Hotspur starting in 2013.
Brentford got promoted to the Premier League in 2021. The West London club has performed above expectations since joining the English top flight. They sit 14th in the table, with 23 points from 21 games, 10 above the relegation zone.