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Thomas Frank hints at potential late twist in Christian Eriksen transfer

Despite being close to joining Manchester United, fellow Premier League club Brentford have not completely given up hope of signing Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen, 30, suffered a cardiac arrest at last summer’s Euros 2020 and consequently returned to England’s top flight at the start of the year after being forced to leave Inter Milan due to Serie A health regulations.

Despite his life-threatening condition 12 months ago, the Denmark international’s short loan spell with Thomas Frank’s Bees saw him prove that he still has what it takes to compete with the very best.

Following what was a hugely impressive second half of last season that saw him directly contributing to five goals from just 11 appearances, this summer transfer window saw the 30-year-old wanted by at least three clubs – Brentford included.

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Antonio Conte’s Spurs did eventually pull out of the running, leaving Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils to battle it out with Frank’s Brentford and according to Fabrizio Romano, it is the 20-time league winners who have won the race.

However, despite the reported impending unveiling of Eriksen, Frank has yet to concede absolute defeat in the race for the former Inter Milan playmaker.

“I have to be optimistic, but I do read newspapers. Let’s see what happens,” Frank told BT (as quoted by MEN).

“I’m communicating with Christian, but we’ll keep that to ourselves until he’s either signed here or somewhere else.

“We’ve offered him a contract and he’s had to figure out what he wants to do with his life and career. So he has an offer from us, but I don’t know what else is. I assume, however, that there are offers from just about everyone else.

“I talked to him for five minutes up in the national team camp [likely in June] and we have been in dialogue since. But I have not met him in Copenhagen. We have told him our good story here, and he knows that version.”

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  1. Stay with Brentford, enjoy your football, be a central part of the project and have a team built around you; or join Man Utd.

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