Christian Eriksen will play in Brentford and it is a matter of hours for the club to make it official. He will join for six months with an option for another year and return to play in the Premier League.
By Facundo Di Bona (@facudibona).
The Danish midfielder, who has had offers from clubs in England, Germany and the Netherlands, finally decided to return to the Premier League and his transfer would be about to close.
According to the Daily Mirror, Christian Eriksen will sign for Brentford in the coming days and will return to the tournament where he was able to shine in the Tottenham Hotspur shirt.
Christian Eriksen's return to the Premier League is edging closer…pic.twitter.com/c1r2dgn3jQ
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) January 23, 2022
The footballer has been training with Ajax in recent months to gradually recover his physical tone, but he has not played since he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing the European Championship with Denmark in June 2021.
The Danish player, released from the contract that linked him to Inter Milan since Italian legislation prevented him from playing in Serie A with the defibrillator implanted after his heart attack, could now return to the fields in the Premier League.
Christian Eriksen’s in advanced talks with Brentford on a six month deal. Agreement ready. Option until June 23 included. ?? #Eriksen
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 23, 2022
With Denmark qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Eriksen needs to get back on the pitch to prove that he is fit for the call-up, as his agent explained:
“He wants to go to a club where he can play as much as possible to show that he got fit and that he can be called up to play in the World Cup”.
Christian did not decide on Brentford by chance, but rather it is a club with Danish capitals that has its coach, Thomas Frank, as a compatriot and several players on the squad born in Denmark such as Christian Norgaard, Mathias Jensen, Mads Bidstrup, Zanka, Mads Rasmussen, Mads Sorensen, Luka Racic and Jonas Lossl.
1.The Danish Wolves.
Brentford have very large diplomatic pull power over the Danes,anf this could be their biggest catch yet. Eriksen will be right at home with his Danish friends, and their direct style of play suits Eriksen's passing ability and vision for counters. ??×???????. pic.twitter.com/1eyfxW5vF4
— Reasonablefootballopinions (@Reasonable_opi) January 23, 2022
Why so many Danish in Brentford?
The starting point is its owner, Matthew Benham, an English businessman who made his fortune based on bets and, as he was a fan of the club and the Bees were going through a tough economic time, he bought the shares to take him back to the football elite of his country.
16) In a sport that has historically refused the analytical revolution, Matthew Benham decided to shake things up.
He saved his childhood team from bankruptcy, used his experience in analytics to create a competitive advantage & turned a $700k loan into $300M+.
That's amazing. pic.twitter.com/X3vsjFkxIe
— Joe Pompliano (@JoePompliano) June 3, 2021
Benham is also the owner of Midtjylland, champion of Denmark and a club that was refounded since the acquisition of English based on a model known in the world of baseball and Hollywood for the interpretation of Brad Pitt in Moneyball.
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Founded in 1999 after a merger of rivals & promoted to the top tier a year later, FC Midtylland were taken over by Brentford owner Matthew Benham in 2014.
Famous for their 'Moneyball' approach, they have since become Danish champions 3 times! pic.twitter.com/w57KcT95Bv
— The Sweeper (@SweeperPod) August 21, 2021
Brentford and Midtjylland are in two different countries and separated by water, but they are also joined by directors born in Denmark, CEO, sports director and coach, which is why Christian Eriksen chose the English club, which has a unique project, but We’ll leave that for another article on PlayOn99News.