May 19, 2022

Brentford in advanced Eriksen talks

January 24, 2022
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Christian Eriksen

Brentford are in advanced talks over finalising terms on a six-month contract with Christian Eriksen, but the deal will not break the club’s wage structure.

All parties are in agreement on a deal, but it is not expected to be officially completed in the next 48 hours.

The Bees are now in the process of doing due diligence on the 29-year-old midfielder’s fitness to play. He will also need to obtain a work permit.

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The medical process Eriksen will have to go through will be more complicated than for a typical new signing, given he suffered a cardiac arrest just seven months ago while playing for Denmark at Euro 2020, and has an ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) fitted to his heart.

Eriksen would need to be signed off by a club-assigned sports cardiologist before being registered to play in the Premier League.

The Football Association would not conduct its own cardiology report but it would review the signing club’s cardiological assessment before giving the go-ahead.

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The FA would expect the club-appointed cardiologist to be a member of their Cardiac Consensus Panel, which is chaired by Dr Sanjay Sharma – Eriksen’s former doctor at Tottenham.

Brentford are in no rush to sign him before the January 31 transfer deadline given he is currently a free agent.

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