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30th Dec 2021

Christian Eriksen trains with new team ahead of return to football

As he recovers from the cardiac arrest he suffered during Euro 2020, Christian Eriksen has begun training with a new team in Switzerland

Reuben Pinder

There is reported interest from the Premier League and the Eredivisie

Christian Eriksen has begun a new chapter in his recovery from the cardiac arrest he suffered during Euro 2020, training with Swiss third tier club FC Chiasso, as reported by Le Matin.

Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s first game in the tournament against Finland, but the Danes still managed to make it to the semi-finals without their talisman before losing to England in extra-time.

While Eriksen is on course to make a full recovery, he was forced to terminate his contract with Inter Milan due to Serie A rules which stipulate players with an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) cannot compete in the Italian top flight.

Inter issued a heartfelt farewell message upon agreeing to terminate his deal:

“Every Inter fan, every football fan, looked on in silence, hoping for Christian. Seeing him back in Appiano Gentile with his team-mates, as Italian champions, was a joy to behold and one we will never forget.

“Although Inter and Christian are now parting ways, the bond shall never be broken.

“The good times, the goals, the victories, those Scudetto celebrations with fans outside San Siro – all this will remain forever in Nerazzurri history.”

After leaving Inter, Eriksen first went back to his boyhood club Odense to build his fitness back up and has now relocated to Switzerland as he grows closer to a level of fitness that would allow him to return to top flight football.

Le Matin are also reporting that there is interest from Ajax, where be turned pro and played for three years before joining Tottenham in 2013, and from within the Premier League, where he became an integral part of the Spurs team that reached the 2019 Champions League final.

Football fans everywhere feared the worst when he collapsed in Copenhagen back in June, but comments from his agent will come as a boost to everyone who wants to see the playmaker return to professional football.

“Christian is doing really fine,” Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots told Sky Sports earlier this month.

“We’re hopeful he can get back in professional football. There is no reason not to be optimistic.”