Christian Eriksen has arrived at Brentford for the first time since joining the club.
The Bees signed the former Tottenham midfielder on the final day of the January transfer window, just seven months after he suffered a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash with Finland.
The 29-year-old was a free agent after leaving Inter Milan by mutual consent as rules in Italy prevented him from playing with a implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) device fitted.
Eriksen, who had been training with former club Ajax, was pictured at Brentford’s training ground on Monday ahead of the club’s game at Manchester City on Wednesday.
Thomas Frank does not expect Eriksen to be available for a few weeks, but when he gets up and running the Brentford boss believes he could go on to prove himself as the club’s greatest ever signing.
‘It is potentially the greatest signing ever for Brentford…although I did speak to one fan who reckoned there was a player 70 years ago who was as good! I think that was a myth,’ Frank said over the weekend.
‘With the story behind it, it will be an unbelievable day when he steps on the pitch for us. What happened to him last year was crazy. It’s a miracle, really, and fantastic news.
‘We have all seen him for years as one of the best midfielders performing in the Premier League and also for his international team.
‘What happened to him last June was crazy, a real shock for all of us and so whenever the day is we see him out on the pitch again, it will be a big one.’