Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen has completed a verbal agreement to join Manchester United, as per multiple reports. Eriksen has conveyed to the Red Devils that he wants to play with them and is ready to accept a three-year deal. The process of drafting the contract has now started.
After the completion of the paperwork, the former Brentford player would need to undergo mandatory medical tests. But because of Christan Eriksen’s medical history, this could turn out to be an important step. The Danish player collapsed on the pitch at Euro 2020 as he suffered a cardiac arrest.
When he returned to top-flight football, he was fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator because of which he couldn’t restart his career with then-club Inter Milan due to Serie A rules. The Italian club agreed to terminate his deal and then he joined Brentford.
He joined the club in the second half of the last season and went on to play 11 times in the Premier League. In this stint, he also scored one goal. Christian Eriksen had previously played for the other London-based team Tottenham Hotspur for a seven-year span between 2013 and 2020. He played 226 times in the Premier League and netted 51 goals for the North London side. He started his senior career for the Dutch Ajax Amsterdam.
Before joining the Bees, Christian Eriksen talked about the difficulties he faced while returning to playing after his heart condition. He said, “It was difficult. The first three months, I didn’t do anything but then the last three or four months I’ve been doing the rehab programme. It was difficult to see matches at the start because you’re always thinking that you want to be there. I even started to unfollow matches because your focus is on something else or on the family.”
He then expressed his feeling when first came to the ground. He said, “But in the last few months, it’s come back. I’ve been able to touch the ball, I’ve smelt the grass, the football boots are on and everything starts to come back inside you, the excitement of the stadium, the fans, the team and being involved.”