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Stroke survivor Eriksen can stay after this season, says manager Brentford

08 May 2022 | 08:10 | Football

Christian Eriksen of Brentford against Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic. Photo: Reuters

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Christian Eriksen of Brentford against Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic. Photo: Reuters

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says he thinks they have a good chance of keeping talented player Christian Eriksen after this season and the club will do everything they can to keep him.

Denmark international Eriksen, who needed life-saving treatment on the pitch last June when he collapsed during a European Championship match against Finland, has returned to action with Brentford after signing. short-term currency in January.

The 30-year-old’s former club, Inter Milan, ended his contract in December because he was not allowed to play in Serie A because of a heart-starting device.

British media have linked him to a return to former team Tottenham Hotspur, with Newcastle United and Manchester United also among the clubs reported to be interested, but Frank says Brentford is not out of the race. .

“I’m always positive,” he told the BBC when asked about retaining Eriksen, who has scored one goal and provided two assists in the league since his return.

“I always believe we have a very good chance. I know he is happy here, he is enjoying his football. That is a decision that will be made at the end of the season.”

Frank praised Manchester United fans for giving Eriksen a standing ovation when he took two corners at Old Trafford in Monday’s 3-0 defeat.

“It’s a great touch and[shows]what football can do when we think about bigger things,” Frank told Sky Sports.

“It’s important that he consistently performs at a high level… It’s no secret, we want to do everything we can to keep him.”

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