Christian Eriksen joins Brentford seven months after cardiac arrest

Danish footballer Christian Eriksen, who collapsed with a cardiac arrest at last year’s European Championships, completed a remarkable return to the sport on Monday as he signed for Premier League side Brentford. 

The 29-year-old playmaker, who has been fitted with a pacemaker, has signed a contract till the end of the season. 

“Brentford FC can confirm the signing of Denmark international midfield player Christian Eriksen, subject to international clearance,” read a club statement, saying he had joined “after completing a medical assessment”.