Brentford manager Thomas Frank believes that his side have a ‘very good chance’ of keeping Christian Eriksen beyond the summer, despite interest from elsewhere.
Leicester City are one of the clubs said to be ‘really interested’ in taking the player, who is out of contact at Brentford at the end of the season. The Danish international signed a six-month deal with the Bees upon his return to football earlier this season.
Eriksen has caught the eye with his performances since making his return after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Euro 2020 last summer. He has been fitted with an internal defibrillator, which has allowed him to make a remarkable return to action.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says that Leicester is very interested in signing the player in the summer, although talks are yet to commence over any potential move. City are also not alone in their interest with Spurs also said to be keen to make a move for the midfielder.
It’s perhaps no surprise that Brentford are also keen to extend Eriksen’s deal, with Frank giving the latest update following his side’s 3-0 loss against Manchester United on Monday. “I am always positive,” he said about the possibility of keeping Eriksen beyond his current deal.
“I always believe we have a very good chance. I know he is happy here, he is enjoying his football. It is a decision that will be taken at the end of the season.”
This summer is not the first time that City have been credited with an interest in Eriksen. City were said to have made an enquiry for the player back in January 2021, but the deal with Inter Milan, who the player was with at the time, proved too expensive to do.