The Danish playmaker has signed up on a six-month deal to join Brentford, just seven months after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Brentford have confirmed the signing of midfielder Christian Eriksen on a contract until the end of the season.
The 29-year-old Dane left Inter Milan last month by mutual consent after the Italian medical authority prohibited him from playing in Serie A because of his use of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) device.
Doctors fitted him with the ICD after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 match against Finland last summer.
But while an ICD is not banned in England, it still made a medical more complicated. However, Eriksen has successfully passed all the health and fitness requirements to put pen-to-paper on a six-month deal.
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“We have taken an unbelievable opportunity to bring a world-class player to Brentford,” Bees manager Thomas Frank told the club’s website.
“He [Eriksen] 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.”
Eriksen previously worked under Frank for Denmark’s U-17 team.
The former Tottenham playmaker had trained in southern Switzerland and at his old club Ajax before signing for Brentford.