Stroke survivor Eriksen could stay beyond this season, Brentford manager believes

Brentford’s Christian Eriksen in action against Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic. Photo: Reuters

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Brentford’s Christian Eriksen in action against Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic. Photo: Reuters

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has said he believes they have a good chance of keeping talismanic playmaker Christian Eriksen beyond this season and the club will do everything in their power to help him. keep.

Denmark international Eriksen, who needed life-saving treatment on the pitch last June when he collapsed in a European Championship game against Finland, returned to action with Brentford after having signed a short-term contract in January.

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Former club Inter Milan, 30, terminated his contract in December as he was not cleared to play in Serie A due to his cardiac start device.

British media have linked him with a return to his former side Tottenham Hotspur, with Newcastle United and Manchester United also among the clubs believed to be interested, but Frank said Brentford are not out of the running.

“I’m always positive,” he told the BBC when asked to guard Eriksen, who has scored one goal and two assists in the league since his return.

“I still believe we have a very good chance. I know he is happy here, he enjoys his football. It’s a decision that will be made at the end of the season.”

Frank hailed Manchester United fans for giving Eriksen a standing ovation when he took two corners at Old Trafford in Monday’s 3-0 defeat.

“It was a good idea and (shows) what football can do when you think of bigger things,” Frank told Sky Sports.

“The key is that he consistently performs at a high level… It’s no secret we’d like to do everything we can to keep him there.”

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