Christian Eriksen joined Manchester United on Friday. The free agency midfielder from Denmark signed a three-year contract at Old Trafford.
The 30-year-move old’s to the Red Devils completes an extraordinary comeback following his near-death experience the previous year.
Eriksen had a heart episode on the field in Copenhagen while competing for Denmark in the European Championship; after recuperating, he was compelled to quit Inter Milan because of Serie A health requirements.
Eriksen, who has an implanted cardioverter defibrillator, showed his endurance and form when on loan at Brentford in the second part of the previous season.
He participated in 11 Premier League games with the Bees, making four assists in addition to one goal.
“Manchester United is a wonderful club, and I cannot wait to get going,” remarked Eriksen.
Despite the fact that I’ve had the opportunity to play at Old Trafford several times, wearing the red jersey of United will be an incredible sensation.
After practicing with Ajax as part of his comeback to football after the cardiac incident, Eriksen has experience working with United manager Erik Ten Hag.
Ten Hag, who took over at United in the offseason after leaving the Dutch champions, is hoping to make major changes to his new squad after they disappointedly placed sixth in the Premier League the previous year.
“I have seen Erik’s work at Ajax, and I am aware of the amount of attention to detail and planning that he and his employees put out each day. He is definitely a great coach, Eriksen continued.
I’m even more enthusiastic about the future now that I’ve spoken with him and understood more about his goals and the style of play he wants the squad to adopt.
“I still have big goals in the game; there is so much I know I can accomplish, and here is the ideal setting to continue on my quest.”
After bringing in Dutch left-back Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord, Eriksen is Ten Hag’s second acquisition.
The news that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to quit the team after they missed out on the Champions League for the next season has, however, complicated United’s preparations for the upcoming campaign.