Christian Eriksen: Brentford sign former Tottenham midfielder just seven months on from cardiac arrest

Christian Eriksen has signed for Brentford on a six-month deal, making a remarkable return to the Premier League just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Eriksen left Inter Milan in December by mutual consent after being suspended by the Italian medical authority from playing in Serie A due to a rule prohibiting the use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) device he has had fitted.

The 29-year-old had the ICD fitted after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland in Copenhagen. He has completed all the necessary medical checks and is fit to return to football.

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Christian Eriksen says he cannot wait to get started after making a return to the Premier League by signing for Brentford

In a video posted by Brentford’s official Twitter account, Eriksen said: “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.”

Before signing for Brentford, Eriksen had been training in southern Switzerland and stepped up his preparations for a return last week by training with his former side Ajax. The deal was completed with Eriksen still in the Netherlands.

Eriksen moves to Brentford with a strong Danish connection at the club. Boss Thomas Frank, who coached Eriksen as Denmark U17 boss 13 years ago, and international team-mates Christian Norgaard and Mathias Jensen are among many known to the midfielder.

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.


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Published Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 09:30:00 GMT

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Christian Eriksen makes stunning Brentford transfer following extensive medical just seven months after cardiac arrest