CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN showed he could still be the Bees’ knees with a magical free-kick in Ajax training before his expected Brentford move.
Former Tottenham stylist Christian Eriksen has been training with Ajax reserves but is poised to join Premier League rookies Brentford
But the Bees are closing in on arguably the biggest signing in their history.
Serie A rules ban players fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator so Inter Milan released him in October.
But the 109-cap Denmark midfielder has come through regular heart tests.
And Brentford share his belief he can play at the top level again with no more risk to his health than for anyone else.
The former Ajax playmaker certainly looked sharp and hungry training with the Dutch giants’ reserves.
Ajax posted an extensive clip of his session, from his arrival carrying just a boot-bag and giving a confident thumbs-up.
The finale was Eriksen raining in dazzling dead-ball deliveries from distance.
The very last free-kick swerved down and in off the corner of the bar.
A perfect symbol, if one was needed, that he’s ready to return following his on-pitch collapse against Finland in June last year.
Eriksen says he ‘died for five minutes’ and never expected to play again.
But after a battery-powered defibrillator was fitted to monitor his heart, Eriksen now has no fitness fears.
Now Brentford are tipped to take another huge step forward in their debut Prem season with a marquee recruit.
Bees boss Thomas Franck said: “Christian is a fantastic person and I’m sure he’ll handle a comeback well.”
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