‘Sparkling’ Eriksen being ‘monitored closely’ by two ‘Big Six’ clubs

Lewis Oldham
In-form Christian Eriksen

Brentford midfielder Christian Eriksen is being ‘monitored closely’ by Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur ahead of this summer.

The Denmark international made his return to football during the January transfer window. He suffered a cardiac arrest last summer and “died for five minutes” on the pitch during Euro 2020.

Eriksen thankfully recovered and he had an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) fitted so he was able to play football again.

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The 30-year-old has been in superb form for Brentford and Denmark in recent weeks. He scored as the Bees beat Chelsea 4-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

His future at Brentford is in doubt as his current deal is due to expire in June.

The Daily Mail state that Eriksen is ‘sparkling’ currently and they are reporting that Man Utd and Tottenham are both ‘monitoring him closely’.

On Eriksen, Brentford boss Thomas Frank said: “I know Christian quite well and one thing he’s good at is just enjoying the moment. And I think he’s enjoying it even more.

“So we are not thinking too much of what is going to happen in two or three months’ time.

“I’m just very pleased he’s playing for us. It’s no secret that I want him to continue next season.”

Elsewhere, Tottenham boss Antonio Conte has admitted his side’s big win over Newcastle was important for helping them trust the work they are doing.

“When you see your team play this way, you enjoy. We played a really good game. Newcastle is not easy to face them. They try to be compact and deep to not concede great space. Despite that we went 1-0 down and scored.

“In the second half we controlled the game and had the chances to secure the result. Newcastle is well prepared and have good players. We are in a good moment. The team is growing in every aspect. The work we are doing is paying off.

“It is important for me as I see the players every day the commitment of my players. A good result is important for the trust in the work we are doing. Sometimes it is hard work but when you see this you trust in what you are doing.

“I like to be honest and clear in every moment with my players. I arrive in November and it was difficult to put a target on the season. And I find difficult in many aspects.

“But now I have had the work of five or six months, to work and bring my idea of football and mentality. If players do not want to improve and make themselves at a different level it is difficult for the coach.

“But I thank my players, From the first day they have shown commitment and desire to improve.”