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Brentford ‘in talks’ with Christian Eriksen over Premier League return

Christian Eriksen could be set for a dramatic return to England.

Christian Eriksen hasn’t played in the Premier League since his move from Tottenham Hotspur to Inter Milan in January 2020.

The midfielder made 43 league appearances for the Serie A club before heading to the Euro 2020 tournament with Denmark.

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Eriksen’s football career was turned upside down when he suffered a cardiac arrest during their opening group stage match against Finland in June.

The 29-year-old hasn’t played a football match since, however Brentford are now reportedly keen on bringing him back to the Premier League, according to The Athletic.

The Bees are thought to be in talks with Eriksen and have offered him a six-month deal with the option to extend for a further year.

The Premier League side are hopeful they have an advantage in their pursuit of the midfielder through their manager - and fellow Dane - Thomas Frank.

Why did Christian Eriksen leave Inter Milan?

Following Eriksen’s cardiac arrest at the Euros, the former Spurs star was fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator device - a decision described by team doctor Morten Boesen as ‘necessary due to rhythm disturbances’.

In October 2021, it was announced that Eriksen was not permitted to play in Italy due to the ICD.

Serie A rules prevent players from playing in competitive matches with a defibrillator and so his contract with Inter Milan was terminated.

No such regulations exist in the Premier League - and many other leagues - and so the 29-year-old has attracted interest from a number of clubs outside Italy.