Christian Eriksen

Christian Eriksen's agent says playing return 'looks good'

Jude Summerfield
Eriksen has been released by Inter
Eriksen has been released by Inter / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Christian Eriksen's agent has revealed the midfielder is 'feeling good' and still dreams of returning to professional football after being released by Inter.

Eriksen has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest at Euro 2020 during Denmark's clash with Finland, and Serie A rules state no player who has had a implanted cardioverter defibrillator fitted can play in Italy's top flight.

Inter have since confirmed the former Tottenham star's departure by mutual consent, but he has been training with former youth team Odense to prepare for a potential return to the playing return.

His agent, Martin Schoots, told the Daily Mail: "Things look good. And he is feeling good. All physical results are positive. Christian has his dreams.

"Christian is doing really well. He has been training himself for months and things are going very well.

"It was clear that we would work towards this solution for a long time. Italy is simply the only country where as a rule you can't play with an ICD.

"So it's a pity especially since Chris is so immensely loved by the fans. But on the other hand it's also positive because Chris now can look at the future with another perspective."

Eriksen joined Inter from Spurs in January 2020, helping them win Serie A the following season. He made 60 appearances in all competitions for the Nerazzurri, scoring eight goals, but now needs to find a new club.

A return to Ajax has been mooted. Netherlands international Daley Blind has a similar ICD device implant, having been diagnosed with myocarditis in 2019, and has been able to continue playing in Amsterdam.

Inter paid tribute to Eriksen in their statement confirming the departure, saying: "Although Inter and Christian are now parting ways, the bond shall never be broken. The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro – all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history. All the best, Chris!"

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