Manchester United has signed Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen on a three-year contract on Friday. The 30-year-old Eriksen who played for Brentford in the second half of the last season, will join United almost eight months after collapsing from cardiac arrest at the European Championship.
Following the arrival of Tyrell Malacia from Dutch club Feyenoord, Christian Eriksen is second major signing for United under new manager Erik ten Hag. Responding to his new association, Eriksen said that United is a special club and he cannot wait to get started.
“Manchester United is a special club and I am pretty excited to my new association. Its a historic club and I am sure that Ill be able to make valuable contribution in club’s rich history,” said Christian Eriksen.
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The former Inter Milan star has further informed that he had word with United manager Ten Hag and understood what the latter is expecting from the midfielder. “I learned more about his vision and the way he wants the team to play. I am very much optimistic for the future and looking forward to join the club and kick start my training,” he added.
United football director John Murtough also expressed happiness over the addition of Christian Eriksen in the squad and hailed the footballer for his technical skills. “The whole team is extremely excited the way this deal has panned out. We trust Eriksen and his capabilities. He is tested player and one of the best technically sound player. He will bring much-needed valuable experience along with him and also leadership skills to the squad,” Murtough added.
Earlier, the 30-year-old collapsed in Denmark’s opening game of the European Championships against Finland in Copenhagen last June. He had to be resuscitated on the pitch, lying unconscious for several minutes as the stunned crowd and millions of viewers around the world watched the horror incident. Christian Eriksen spent several days in the hospital and had a pacemaker implanted to regulate his heartbeat. He terminated his contract with Inter Milan by mutual consent in December as the Italian league rules out players with pacemakers.