Christian Eriksen has joined Brentford to resume his football career after suffering a cardiac arrest



Christian Eriksen, a former Tottenham midfielder, has signed a six-month contract with Brentford.

Eriksen hasn’t played since having a heart arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Finland in June.

He was then implanted with a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), which is a form of pacemaker.

“We have taken an unbelievable opportunity to bring a world-class player to Brentford,” head coach Thomas Frank said.

Inter Milan won the league title last season, but Eriksen’s contract was terminated in December because the Italians and Eriksen agreed that players with an ICD could not participate in Serie A.


The Premier League, on the other hand, does not follow the same rules.

After leaving Inter, Eriksen began training alone at Odense Boldklub in Denmark, where he had previously played as a junior player, and expressed his desire to resume his playing career in order to represent Denmark in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

He joined Inter in 2020 after a seven-year stint with Tottenham, where he scored 69 goals in 305 appearances and helped the team reach the Champions League final in 2019.

Frank added: “He hasn’t trained with a team for seven months but has done a lot of work on his own. 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.

“At his best, Christian has the ability to dictate games of football. He will also bring experience of top level football to the club. I expect him to have an impact in the dressing room and at the training ground.”