Denmark international Christian Eriksen is moving to England’s record champions Manchester United. The 30-year-old, who collapsed on the field at the European Championship last year and almost died, has been given a three-year contract with the Red Devils.
“Manchester United are a special club. I can’t wait to get started. I’ve had the pleasure of playing at Old Trafford many times before, but to do so in the red shirt will be a great feeling,” said the recently freed midfielder.
Eriksen had recently made his comeback at Premier League club Brentford FC after his heart stopped in Denmark’s first group match of the European Championship against Finland in Copenhagen on June 12 last year and he narrowly escaped death. A defibrillator was then put in. Since playing with one is banned in Italy, Eriksen could not continue his career at Inter Milan.
As a result, Brentford signed him last winter and gave Eriksen a six-month contract. In eleven league games, he scored one goal and provided four assists. However, Eriksen is no stranger to the island. He already played for Tottenham Hotspur from 2013 to 2020 and scored 51 goals in 226 league games.