Comeback after EM drama! Eriksen goes to FC Brentford
The Danish national Christian Eriksen is more than half a year after his dramatic collapse at the European Championship back in the football business – and plays again in the Premier League.
As expected, the 29-year-old hoped at the English newly climber FC Brentford, as the Club from London announced. Accordingly, the last contractless Eriksen after passed medical check initially signed a contract until the next summer. Only the international release is still out, it said. Over an option for another year, as previously reported in British media, nothing was known.
Eriksen had had to undergo comprehensive medical examinations at Brentford before. He was collapsed at the European Championship last June during the group match against Finland because of a cardiac arrest collapsed and had to be revived. Subsequently, a defibrillator had been used. His contract at Inter Milan had been dissolved because he must not play in Italian Serie A with defibrillator.
Under the Danish Brentford coach Thomas Frank, Eriksen already played as a teenager in the Danish U17. “I am pleased to work again with Christian,” Frank said. “It’s a while ago that I’ve trained him, a lot has happened since then. At that time he was 16 and then became one of the best midfielder of the Premier League.”
From 2013 to 2020, Eriksen had played in England for Tottenham Hotspur. For the Spurs he completed more than 300 games. From there he moved to Inter Milan, where he could not continue playing despite a running contract.