Brentford in talks to sign Eriksen

Brentford are in talks to sign Christian Eriksen on an initial six-month contract. Eriksen, 29, is a free agent after his contract with Inter Milan was terminated last month following the Italian medical authority’s refusal to allow him to play with a cardiac device implant.

Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s opening game of Euro 2020 against Finland in June last year and received life-saving treatment on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

He was subsequently fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Serie A rules prohibit any player using such a device, but Eriksen believes he can continue to play at the highest level.

And Brentford are believed to have offered a six-month contract with the option for a further year. Negotiations are said to be at an early stage and sources have told media that a number of clubs in England and other countries are talking to Eriksen’s representatives about a possible deal.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank previously coached the midfielder while working for Denmark with the under-17 team.

The midfielder began training with Odense Boldklub, a Danish side he spent three years with as a youth team player, before working with Swiss third-tier team FC Chiasso.