Christian Eriksen: Brentford face battle to keep midfielder, Tottenham interested

Brentford have a huge battle on their hands in order to convince Christian Eriksen to sign a new contract beyond the end of this season, 90min understands, with former club Tottenham among the sides interested in signing him on a free transfer.

The midfielder joined the Bees on a six-month deal in January after his contract with Inter was mutually terminated towards the end of 2021 due to rules around Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.

Eriksen has shown he still has what it takes to play at the top level following his cardiac arrest last summer, with Brentford winning each of the four games he’s started for them thus far – they had managed just six Premier League victories prior to his arrival.

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has publicly insisted that Eriksen’s future won’t be decided until the end of the season but that it’s ‘realistic’ to expect him to sign a new deal with the club.

However, Eriksen’s stock is rising again and sources have confirmed to 90min that while internally Brentford are hopeful that he will extend his stay in west London, they face fierce competition.

Tottenham – who Eriksen played for between 2013 and 2020 – do hold an interest, though it is currently unclear whether the Dane is open to a reunion given the manner of his departure.

Aston Villa, Crystal Palace, Everton, Newcastle and West Ham are all looking into offering Eriksen a contract this summer along with Brentford’s local rivals Fulham, who have all but sealed promotion back to the Premier League.

There is interest from abroad too, but it’s understood that the 30-year-old wants to stay in England.

Eriksen is not thought to be seeking the six-figure wages he was on at Spurs and Inter but he does want his stature to be recognised in the next contract he signs.

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