Christian Eriksen’s agent has been speaking about the midfielder’s future after his impressive return to professional football.
The 30-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest while on the pitch during Denmark’s Euro 2020 opener last summer which saw the playmaker have to be fitted with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), which can reset the heart after a cardiac arrest (BBC).
As a result of undergoing the procedure, Eriksen parted company with Inter Milan in the summer due to being unable to compete in Serie A unless the ICD was removed (ITV).
Eriksen instead decided to return to England and join Premier League newcomers Brentford on a six-month deal that runs until the summer.
The Dane was linked with a move back to Tottenham earlier this week with Antonio Conte’s side said to be the club who are paying the most attention to his current situation at the Bees, while there is also interest from Manchester United (iNews).
Eriksen’s agent, Martin Schoots has played down speculation over where he could be playing his football next season and instead insisted the player was purely focused on helping the club avoid relegation.
He told Danish news outlet BT: “It is clear that Christian is making a big impression at the moment, both with the national team and Brentford. The speculation about his future is a logical consequence of this,” the agent said.
“Although Christian is widely recognised for his positive influence at Brentford’s level and the team’s achievements, he would prefer to concentrate on the club’s collective goal, which is to avoid relegation.”
Schoots is doing the right thing by being respectful to Brentford at this stage of the season in their bid to avoid the drop and not create any further distractions.
Brentford were good to Eriksen to hand him the opportunity to return to England, it remains to be seen whether he will repay their loyalty by signing a new deal or be unable the resist the lure of an emotional return to the club where he was adored by the fans, albeit the last year of his career in north London was something of a disappointment.
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