Brentford announce Christian Eriksen signing

Jamie Spencer
Brentford have brought Christian Eriksen back to the Premier League
Brentford have brought Christian Eriksen back to the Premier League / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Brentford have confirmed the signing of Christian Eriksen on a short-term deal until summer, marking a return to the Premier League for the Dane following his recent departure from Inter.

Eriksen was not allowed to play in Serie A as a result of a device he had fitted following the cardiac arrest he suffered on the pitch while in action for Denmark at Euro 2020, but his arrival at Brentford follows a complete medical assessment.

The 29-year-old has recently been training with former club Ajax to build his fitness.

“I am looking forward to working with Christian again,” Brentford boss Thomas Frank said.

“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 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.

“He is a player you can find with the ball, and he will come up with a solution to the problem in front of him. Christian will also bring experience of top level football to the club. I expect him to have an impact in the dressing room and at the training ground.”

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