Could Christian Eriksen return to the Premier League?

Christian Eriksen of FC Internazionale (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images)
Christian Eriksen of FC Internazionale (Photo by Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Just last week, Inter Milan announced the termination of Christian Eriksen’s contract, who joined the Serie A club in January 2020.

Due to a medical rule in Serie A that prohibits any player from using an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a cardiac device implant, Eriksen has been on suspension by the league since October of this year.

Having not been allowed to play, but still wanting to continue his career, both the club and the player mutually decided to part ways.

It wasn’t until this past summer that Eriksen had no choice but to undergo a medical procedure in order to have a cardiac device implanted.

He had first collapsed during a match while playing for Denmark during Euro 2020 and had to be carted off the field on a stretcher before immediately being taken to a hospital.

It was later confirmed by Denmark’s team doctor, Martin Boesen, that Eriksen had suffered cardiac arrest.

Since Serie A prohibits the use of cardiac devices, this will obviously rule out the Danish midfielder from joining another Italian club.

Speculation has already pointed towards Eriksen heading back to the Premier League, with his agent, Martin Schoots, hinting at how much the player is still loved in the UK.

“We have to see what the future brings.”

In an interview with Sky Sports News, Schoots expressed optimism and hope for Eriksen’s future:

"Christian is doing really fine. We’re hopeful he can get back in professional football. There is no reason not to be optimistic.We had so many requests for interviews, documentaries – all kinds of initiatives – especially from the UK. He is still so popular in Britain and not only with Spurs fans, not only for his fantastic football skills, but also for his social and humble personality.A few clubs have already contacted us some weeks ago. We have to see what the future brings. But it seems bright and that is the most important thing."

It is true that quite a few Premier League clubs would be keen to have a fit Christian Eriksen at their disposal, given their current struggles.

Newcastle United have the money to entice Eriksen

Newcastle United have the money to entice a player of Eriksen’s calibre, even if there’s a possibility of them playing in the Championship next season.

Teams with depleted squads due to injuries or illnesses such as Leeds and Everton would be happy to accept such a notable free agent within their ranks.

And let’s not completely rule out what would be an emotional return to Tottenham Hotspur, who still have yet to officially replace Eriksen in his favoured number 10 role, and who are also experiencing a slow rejuvenation under new manager, Antonio Conte.

Regardless of where Christian Eriksen actually ends up, he does have a considerable amount of both Premier League and Champions League experience already under his belt.

Maybe a return to England is just what the player would need to successfully get back on his feet.

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