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OFFICIAL: Eriksen Becomes Onyeka’s Teammate At Brentford

OFFICIAL: Eriksen Becomes Onyeka’s Teammate At Brentford

Danish star midfielder Christian Eriksen is now teammate with Frank Onyeka after joining Brentford until the end of the current campaign.

Brentford confirmed Eriksen’s signing in a statement on their website on Monday.

“Brentford FC can confirm the signing of Denmark international midfield player Christian Eriksen, subject to international clearance,” the statement read.

“The 29-year-old signed his contract after completing a medical assessment. He has signed until the end of the 2021/22 season.

“Christian has been playing at the top level of European football for more than a decade. He excelled in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur and was part of the squad at Internazionale that won Serie A last season. Christian played 26 games for Inter as the Milan side won the Italian top flight for the first time in 11 years.

“Christian has also been a mainstay of the Denmark team for more than a decade. He has earned 109 caps and scored 36 goals. His last appearance was against Finland in a UEFA European Championship match in Copenhagen in June, during which Christian suffered a cardiac arrest. He has been out of the game for the last seven months.

“The attacking midfield player is well known to Brentford FC Head Coach Thomas Frank. Christian played for Denmark’s Under-17 side when Thomas was coach of that group. He progressed quickly through the international ranks, making his full debut for Denmark aged 18.“

Brentford manager Thomas Frank said: “I am looking forward to working with Christian again. It has been a while since I last coached him, and a lot has happened since then. Christian was 16 at the time and has become one of the best midfield players to appear in the Premier League. He has also won trophies all over Europe and become the star of the Danish national team.

“We have taken an unbelievable opportunity to bring a World Class player to Brentford. He 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 suffered heart attack while featuring for Denmark at last year’s Euro tournament against Finland.

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