Brentford finalising six-month contract for Christian Eriksen ahead of sensational return

Brentford are finalising a six month contract for Christian Eriksen with the option of a further year but the deal hinges on the 29-year-old completing his medical. 

The former Tottenham midfielder has not played since suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark at the European Championships in June 2021.

He was released by Inter Milan last month as Serie A rules do not allow players to take to the field with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), which Eriksen has been fitted with.


Brentford hope to sign Danish international Christian Eriksen in the coming days


Eriksen would need to be signed-off by a sports cardiologist before being registered to play in the Premier League with an ICD fitted to his heart. The FA and Premier League must also approve details.

Thomas Frank’s side are currently 14th in the Premier League, following a 2-1 defeat at home against Wolves on Saturday.

The Athletic reported earlier this week that Eriksen has been offered a six-month contract in west London with the option to extend for a further year.

Eriksen believes that he is fit enough to feature for Thomas Frank’s side within the next month

Eriksen has not played since his cardiac arrest with Denmark at the European Championships

He has impressed while training with Ajax and believes that he will be fit enough to feature for the Bees within the next month.

The reigning Eredivisie champions – Eriksen’s former club – allowed him to join Erik ten Hag’s squad so that he could get used to elite-level training again and players were said to be ‘shocked’ at his fitness levels.

The midfielder clocked up 226 Premier League appearances during his previous spell in England with Spurs, scoring 51 goals in the top flight.