Jamie Redknapp has admitted that he would prefer to see Christian Eriksen continue his career at Brentford, rather than return to Tottenham Hotspur.
The footballing world stopped when Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland in June having suffered a cardiac arrest on the pitch and admitted in an interview with Danish outlet DR as featured on his Twitter account that he had died for five minutes.
The 29-year-old won the league title with Inter Milan last season, but the Italians and Eriksen agreed to cancel his contract in December since players fitted with an ICD are not able to compete in Serie A (BBC).
The Dane has been in remarkable form since returning to action having signed a short-term deal with the Bees until the end of the campaign and as things stand would be able to move on a free this summer.
Redknapp acknowledged that Eriksen is good enough to slot back into the Tottenham midfield but would instead like to see him extend his stay at the Premier League newcomers.
The Daily Mail claimed earlier this week that both Tottenham and Manchester United are monitoring him closely ahead of the summer window.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp said: “Could Christian Eriksen do a job in Tottenham’s midfield? Sure, he’s talented enough to improve plenty of teams towards the top of the Premier League. But I hope he stays at Brentford.
“He’s writing a new chapter with a lovely club and it would be nice to see him continue this footballing fairytale.
“I’m sure you remember where you were when ‘it’ happened. I was driving home and listening to the commentary of Denmark against Finland. I couldn’t believe it.
“I thought I’d just heard that Eriksen had died at the age of 29 and the Denmark players were forming a barrier around his body to give the medical staff the privacy they needed. But Eriksen survived.
“Not only that, he returned to professional football. Not only that, the Premier League. Not only that, he’s winning games for Brentford, as he did at Chelsea on Saturday.
“And I’d like to see that continue. It’s such an inspirational story.
“Eriksen may have his pick of clubs when he’s a free agent in the summer but he seems happy at Brentford and I’d like to see him thrive there.”
It will hardly be surprising to many Spurs fans to see Redknapp offer his judgement, not in favour of the north London club, who dismissed his father as manager in 2012.
Eriksen would massively benefit from returning to Tottenham in the summer with the club likely to compete in European football once again and also having a gap in their midfield of a creative playmaker who can make things happen rather than relying on Harry Kane
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