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The Bee’s Knees: Eriksen back in the Premier League

Christian Wenande
January 31st, 2022


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Danish midfielder’s club football comeback trail from tragedy last summer will start at Brentford 

The remarkable odyssey of Christian Eriksen has entered a new chapter following the news that he has signed a contract with Brentford in the English Premier League. 

Eriksen hasn’t played a game since collapsing with a cardiac arrest in Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener against Finland last summer.

“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,” said Brentford’s Danish coach Thomas Frank.

“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.”

READ ALSO: Christian Eriksen to get an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator unit

Queuing up for Qatar
Eriksen has signed a six-month deal with the Bees, which includes an option to extend his contract by an additional year. 

The former Inter, Tottenham and Ajax star said recently that his goal was to play for Denmark at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next winter. 

The Dane has had an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) placed in his chest, which ruled him out from continuing his career in Italy.

Brentford is stacked full of Danes right now – so many that five of them recently started an EPL game.


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