Brentford have completed the signing of Christian Eriksen on a six-month deal, allowing the player to make a remarkable return to the Premier League just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Eriksen left Inter Milan in December by mutual consent after being suspended by the Italian medical authority from playing in Serie A due to a rule prohibiting the use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) device he has had fitted.
The 29-year-old had the ICD fitted after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland in Copenhagen. He has completed all the necessary medical checks and is fit to return to football.
In a video posted by Brentford’s official Twitter account, Eriksen said: “I’m happy to announce that I’ve signed for Brentford football club. I can’t wait to get started and hopefully I’ll see you all very soon.”
Before signing for Brentford, Eriksen had been training in southern Switzerland and stepped up his preparations for a return last week by training with his former side Ajax. The deal was completed with Eriksen still in the Netherlands.
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