Christian Eriksen: Brentford offers midfielder a long-term contract and awaits his response Soccer News

Brentford has offered Christian Eriksen a long-term contract and is now awaiting his response.

The Bees have been in talks with the Danish international for several weeks about extending his successful period in West London.

Eriksen returned to football with them after a cardiac arrest last year by signing a short-term deal from January until the end of the season.

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Brentford manager Thomas Frank says it is a “win-win” situation around Christian Eriksen’s future at the club.

He is understood to feel re-arranged in London and comfortable at the club, where he is surrounded by teammates including head coach Thomas Frank.

However, Eriksen has said he wants to play in the Champions League again and has been intrigued by Tottenham boss Antonio Conte’s comments about a possible welcome back at the club.

It is doubtful whether Eriksen has yet returned to the level needed to enter the first VI of the Italian and Spurs have already made a commitment to Rodrigo Bentancur, who occupies the same position in the Conte system.

Eriksen would definitely be a fortune for the squad but, at 30 years old and after his suffering, he wants to play regular games that Brentford can deliver for him.

Other clubs are interested, but Brentford hopes this and the solid roots he has put in London will give them the edge in the race.

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One of the stories of the season was Eriksen’s return to professional football. And there was no looking back as he set out for the field. Brentford got more wins (seven) in the 10 games he started than in the 28 games he didn’t start (six) and their goal ratio doubled.

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Eriksen has ranked third in the division for opportunities created and passes into the final third since his first start on March 5th. Whether he stays or leaves, Brentford must find another player who can link defense and attack.

Eriksen: It’s been a difficult year, but I’m very happy to be back

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Eriksen recounted his journey to health almost a year after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Denmark against Finland at Euro 2020, saying he is “so happy to be back”.

Denmark trained on Thursday before opening their UEFA Nations League campaign against defending champions France in Paris.

The 30-year-old midfielder has played two matches for his country since joining Premier League side Brentford in late January, winning both against the Netherlands and Serbia helping the Bees to a strong end.

“I think the first miracle started when they saved me on the ground, that’s the first thought,” he said. “Afterwards, there was obviously a lot of communication with the doctors, it was checked in the hospital, and it was quite clear to return to play football.

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Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen and Soccer AM Tubes share their own stories of what they went through when they had their heart attacks and woke up in a hospital bed.

“The first thought, of course, was to get back to normal life, to be a dad, to be a boyfriend, to be a family man, and then came football. Luckily the doctors didn’t say or see anything they wanted.

“That was a trip but like you said, a year went by, it was hard but it’s a nice year to come back and play football again. It’s something I wanted to do when I could, so I’m glad to be back.”

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